This course is the first step in professional rankings in SSI and to become an SSI Dive Master. You will gain experience navigating in different environments such as night, deep, and drifts. The challenge in the SSI Dive Guide program is it tests your basic diving skills, knowledge, and even your (swim) endurance. With this qualification you are able to guide certified divers, it is also a prerequisite to all further professional levels.
The Dive Guide Course involves leading in different environments (deep, shallow, night, currents), assisting on training dives with students during an internship, and a theory component. You will learn group leadership skills for organization and safety while guiding dives. To further your training you will assist several Open Water training courses alongside our experienced Instructor Team. The Dive Guide is a practical based course which means more diving for you, as we practice and perfect our skills, stamina, and abilities as divers to assist and lead others.
The Science of Diving Specialty – This is the main theory component for SSI Dive Guides looking to become SSI Dive Masters. The Science of Diving course covers important dive theory necessary for all further SSI professional levels. Topics include Physics, Physiology, RDP Theory, and Aquatic Realm. This allows you to gain additional experience in these critical specialized environments such as Nitrox, Deep, Navigation, Night / Limited Visibility Specialties. Your confidence and ability will increase as a diver as it tests you in different types of environments all of which include mastering buoyancy control. The Dive Guide course starts on demand and is possible to start all year around.