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.

Minimum age: 15/18 if active status
Certification Prerequisites: Advanced Adventurer, Rescue certification, 40 logged dives, certification or equivalent experience: Navigation, Night and Limited Visibility, Deep Diving.
Academy Sessions: Varies
Water Sessions: Varies
Open Water Dives: 10 or at least 50 total
Maximum Training: 40 meters/ 130 feet