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SSI has been a leader in professional diver education since 1970. Come be a part of the SSI family!


The first step in becoming an SSI Dive Professional is to become a Dive Guide. The mission of the SSI Dive Guide is to provide divers with wonderful dives while improving their own knowledge and skills through experience and dive planning and execution.


Those who also complete the Science of Diving theory specialty as a dive guide have earned the title of SSI Divemaster.


The next step is the SSI Assistant Instructor. The Assistant Instructor is the first step in diver education to train new divers.


The next step on the professional career ladder could be the Training Specialist, who is allowed to teach some specialty courses independently or the step to the Open Water Instructor.


We are currently training students up to the level of Dive Master. If you have some time to spare, you can also complete your Dive Master training with us in exchange for an internship. Just contact us, we are looking forward hearing from you!

Dive Guide

This program provides the skills and experience necessary to safely lead groups of certified divers and is the first step to an exciting career as an SSI Dive Professional without having to complete an Instructor program. Professional Dive Guides can work for SSI Dive Centers and conduct dives in a wide variety of environments and conditions. You will receive SSI Dive Guide certification upon completion of this program.


Minimum age: 18 years 



  • Advanced Open Water + Diver Stress & Rescue

  • at least 40 logged dives

  • certification or proof of experience in Navigation, Night & Limited Visibility, Nitrox and Deep Diving 

Dive Master

By completing the SSI Science of Diving specialty program, the Dive Guide automatically becomes a Divemaster. This theory specialty requires no dives and covers all areas of dive theory in a detailed and comprehensive manner: Physics, Physiology, Decompression Theory, Equipment and Underwater Environment. As a SSI Divemaster, you can guide certified divers, as well as assist a SSI Instructor in classroom and pool training sessions under the direct supervision of a SSI Instructor.


Minimum age: 18 years



  • Dive Guide

  • at least 50 logged dives

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