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PADI Scuba Diving Norwich Norfolk Christal Seas Scuba

SSI Dive Guide

SSI Dive Guide

The first step on the professional ladder without having to commit to teaching new divers.


What Will You Learn?

If you have a passion for diving and want to share that passion with others then this is the course for you as you'll learn to guide qualified divers on underwater tours.

Devoted divers who are motivated to pass along their love of recreational scuba diving to others will find the SSI Dive Guide program a rewarding experience that will add a new dimension to their diving adventures. Much as the Open Water course opened the door to diving, the Dive Guide program will open the door to leadership, which allows you to enjoy diving on an entirely different level and to earn the respect of other divers.



The course will train you to be a well-prepared, versatile and marketable dive leader that is qualified to take people diving, lead dive trips and underwater tours for certified divers as well as being able to work on dive boats and in resorts


Once qualified you can carry on and upgrade your status to an SSI Divemaster by taking the Science of Diving Specialty. Science of Diving is a specialty that incorporates the physics and physiology of diving, decompression theory, as well as in-depth information on the inner workings of diving equipment and the aquatic environment. The training also provides excellent preparation for the third level — SSI Dive Control Specialist (Assistant Instructor level).


Course Pre-requisites

Rescue Divers who are at least 15 years old may enroll in the Dive Guide course. You also need to have:


  • First Aid training within the past 24 months.

  • Oxygen Provider qualification

  • medical statement signed by a physician within the last 12 months.

  • At least 40 logged dives, and 50 dives to qualify

  • Experience in night or limited visibility diving, deep diving and navigating 

Knowledge Development

You'll receive the digital Dive Guide course materials to download and study at home before the course. 


The course is a mix of interactive workshops, confined and open water sessions where you'll learn more about:   


  • dive group management

  • dive logistics and organisation

  • leading dives

  • giving dive briefings

  • risk management

  • special considerations for night and limited visibility diving

  • accident prevention and management

  • diving illnesses and condition

You'll also have a pool skills evaluation, an open water and rescue skills evaluation plus create an Emergency Plan for a dive site.

You also need to:

  • meet the professionalism criteria. 

  • complete the water fitness evaluation

  • complete the Dive Guide exam with a passing score of 90% 

The theory and pool sessions are run over 2 full days (or 4 half days / 5 evenings) plus there are 2 days in open water for open water training sessions.  Please contact us to arrange a schedule.


£ 395, based on a minimum group size of 4 people

How Much Does It Cost?

Call 01603 485000 or click the 'Contact Us' button to find out about dates and availability.


Don't miss out! Secure your place now with just £95 deposit. We'll then contact you to arrange a suitable time for you to begin your training!
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