The SSI Platinum Pro5000 Diver card is the calling card of the world’s most elite water explorers. The list of cardholders is a “who’s who” of diving, containing the world’s most prominent dive leaders, scientists, photographers, manufacturers, retailers, and resort operators.

What makes the SSI Platinum Pro5000 Diver award so special is that it’s all about diving. The unsung dive master on any island and Jacques Cousteau earned their cards the same way—by diving 5,000 times.

Let’s put 5,000 dives into perspective. It takes 500 dives a year for 10 years, or 100 dives a year for 50 years! That’s a lifetime of dedication and commitment to the sport.

This site documents the dedication and commitment of diving’s pioneers and industry-makers. Scuba Schools International is proud that the sport’s most elite people carry the SSI Platinum Pro5000 Diver card. Many Pros have confided that it’s the first diving credential they ever received…and their favorite!

The Platinum Pro5000 Diver card cannot be purchased. Individuals must apply for the award and be recommended in writing by two Platinum Pros. Applications are reviewed to ensure they qualify, and over the years many have been rejected.

There are two ways individuals can qualify for the card:
1. Make 5,000 or more dives
2. Make 2,500 dives and document a significant contribution to the recreational scuba diving industry.

Download the Platinum Pro 5000 Diver Application here.

Are you an SSI Instructor with 5000 points? Download the Platinum Pro 5000 INSTRUCTOR Application here.


   

The Platinum Pro 5000 Divers Directory
Browse the Platinum Pro 5000 Divers Directory and learn about those special individuals who have founded and nurtured the scuba industry.

About the Platinum Pro 5000 Diver Level
The Platinum Pro5000 Diver card cannot be purchased. Individuals must apply for the award and be recommended in writing by two Platinum Pros.

The Platinum Pro Foundation
The Platinum Pro Foundation is the legacy of the Platinum Pro 5000 Divers, and has a number of programs designed to involve children in scuba and to make science fun by applying it to scuba diving.

Platinum Pro 5000 Diver Spotlight
Name:
Jerry L. Portwood

Number of Dives:
9863

Diving Since:
1969

Region:
KINGMAN, AZ, USA

 
 
 
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