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SSI Dive Guide


This program is using practical application and background information. The goal is to create well-prepared, versatile and marketable Dive Professionals. SSI Dive Guides can lead and guide certified divers. Additionally, after passing the Snorkeling Instructor program, a SSI Dive Guide can teach and issue Snorkeling certifications.





It is a good idea if you are in good physical shape and have a friendly and fun loving personality. Respect for nature and being a water lover of at least 18 years of age is important as well.

  • Staff dive shop; sign up clients for diving and assist with their purchases.
  • Assist with the maintenance of scuba equipment, pre and post dive Boat preparation
  • Lead experienced divers on shore/boat dives.
  • Help customers with diving equipment and gearing up needs
  • Maintain the appearance of the dive shop and equipment
  • Assist the staff with divers, student divers
  • Help with the customer flow and safety of divers on and off the boats
  • Lead snorkeling tours (day and night)


To participate in our SSI Dive Guide Internship, a student must follow these requirements:

  • React Right (or any current first aid certificate)
  • 50 dives
  • Medical clearance within the last 12 months
  • Rescue Diver
  • Navigation – Night- Deep – Search and Recovery specialties

If you have been certified with an agency other than SSI don’t worry, we can transfer your current certification levels to a compatible SSI diving levels. We can also arrange to meet the missing requirements here.

Program Costs

  • 3 weeks SSI Dive Guide Internship if you arrive as Rescue Diver       Certified – USD 600.00

SSI Training Material and Certification costs

The Dive Guide internships cost include instruction however, SSI standards require that student divers have in their possession, a personal set of training materials (books and other scuba related items) for study and use during the course and for reference afterwards.

  • SSI Dive Professional Registration Package 40 USD
  • Dive Guide Digital Kit 65 USD
  • Dive Professional Status Odin Activation and Registration 60 USD