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The SSI Dive Guide program provides each candidate with the knowledge and skills necessary to become certified
To accompany and guide divers on recreational dives.

The SSI Divemaster Level recognizes candidates who have the knowledge and training to perform the duties of a
certified assistant to meet. The duties involve helping SSI instructors carry out entry-level and
Assisting continuing education courses.

The training to become a Dive Guide / Divemaster is carried out by our cooperation partners .


Dive Guide

Requirements for participants

• Minimum age 15 years (must be at least 18 years old to be in active status as a Professional Dive Guide
to be able to work).
• Have logged at least 40 open water dives with at least 25 hours of diving time.

Has the following SSI certification, or an equivalent certification from one recognized by SSI
Diving training organization:

• Diver Stress & Rescue

Has the following SSI certifications, equivalent certification from a recognized association, or can do the
Proof of at least 5 experience dives in the following categories:

• Deep diving
• Navigation
• Night & Limited Visibility
to master corresponding specialties.

• Recommended course duration to graduation: 35-45.
• The number of lessons and lessons per day are determined by the instructor, based on the
Skills and needs of the candidates as well as the local environmental conditions are determined.

Requirements for passing
• Have logged at least 50 open water dives with at least 32 hours of diving time.
• All requirements met and all assessments passed as in the instructor manual for the corresponding
Program described.
• Pass the aquatic fitness assessment as described in the SSI Training Standards.
• Passing the program-specific final test with at least 90%.

Permissions in the active state
Dive guides are allowed to accompany certified divers on recreational dives.

Professional dive guides in active status may also:
• Train, monitor and certify the SSI Snorkeling Program.
• Qualify for the SSI Divemaster Level by successfully completing the Science of Diving Specialty program

Dive guides are not allowed to:
• Conduct, teach or assist SSI training programs for non-certified divers.


Requirements for participants
• Minimum age: 18 years
• At least 60 logged open water dives with a dive time of at least 40 hours.

Must have at least the following SSI certification (s) (no equivalences allowed):
• Science Of Diving

Have the following SSI certification and are in active status (no equivalence certification allowed):
• Professional Dive Guide

Permissions in the active state
In addition to the duties of a professional dive guide in active status, the divemaster in active status may:
• Act as a certified assistant in all SSI recreational diving programs.
• Assist in training dives in open water by not having more than two (2) students at a time
accompanied on underwater excursions.
• To qualify as a Training Specialist for the SSI Ecology Specialty Programs.
• Participate in the SSI Instructor Training Course

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