This program gives you the skills and experience required to safely lead groups of certified divers, and is the first step towards an exciting career as an SSI Dive Professional without requiring you to complete an instructor program. Professional Dive Guides can work for SSI Dive Centers, guiding dives in a variety of environments and conditions. You will earn the SSI Dive Guide certification after completing this program.
This course is offered at both the Non-Professional level and the Professional level. As a non-professional dive guide you will be certified to lead family and friends but not work as a dive guide. The professional level enables you to work as a dive professional leading certified divers from around the world. Once certified as a professional dive guide, you can also qualify to teach the SSI Ecology Courses.