Become a Lifeguard Instructor with SSI

Support your resort pool owner, waterpark or the local government by training professional lifeguards. If you are interested in being a Lifeguard trainer and becoming an ambassador of this world, the SSI Lifeguard Instructor course is waiting for you! Upon completion, you will be able to certify lifeguards for the required environments they work in.

Be a Professional Lifeguard

Established in 1970, SSI has over 5 decades of experience providing the ultimate training experience for millions of people to become certified scuba divers, freedivers, technical divers, lifeguards and more. Today, SSI represents more than 3,300 training centers and resorts in more than 130 countries, with over 50,000 affiliated SSI Professionals and growing every day. We are proud to provide Lifeguards with different levels of in-depth and flexible training that meet their ambitions and goals. We play an active role in setting industry minimum training standards and are committed to ensuring you get the best Lifeguard Instructor training possible.

Our learning materials are available online and in more than 30 languages, meaning you can start now and learn at your own pace. With our in-depth and personalized Lifeguard Instructor courses, you’ll have the skills and knowledge you need to continue your professional lifeguard career. Train amazing Lifeguards and make a real difference to this world. Get started with SSI today!

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Digital Learning & Academics

SSI has mastered the use of digital technology to make your learning experience easy.

You can start by studying the academics anytime, anywhere at your own convenience and your selected Training Center will schedule your review and in-water training sessions.

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In-Water Training

During the pool/confined water training, your SSI Instructor will teach you all the necessary skills in a controlled environment until you are comfortable and ready to go to the open water. During the open water training dives, you will apply your knowledge and repeat the skills in a real-world environment under the supervision of your Instructor.

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Certification

Once you have completed all required training sessions, final exam and open water training dives, your SSI Training Center will issue your digital certification card which will show up instantly on your MySSI App.

We congratulate you on your accomplishment and welcome you to SSI’s global diving community.

Facts and Training Standards

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Amount of Academic Sessions

5

Amount of Pool/Confined Water Sessions

0 m / 0 ft

Maximum Training Depth

40-56

Suggested duration (h)

Languages

gr

Register free and start training right away!

To get started, simply create a free user profile at www.divessi.com/register or directly through the MySSI App and you will get immediate access to SSI’s free trial programs. During registration you will need to select an SSI Training Center to affiliate with to guide you through the training process. Just check the Center Locator for your Center of choice, their upcoming training schedule, travel, and social events, and much more.

Simply download the MySSI App from your preferred app store, set up your profile, and discover the world of diving with the following benefits:

Instant free access to SSI’s trial programs and Blue Oceans

Lifetime access to your digital training materials and certifications

Digital logbook with thousands of dive sites around the world and potential wildlife sightings

Latest events, news, videos and much more

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Start teaching to further your career

Start teaching Lifeguard courses on various levels to collect valuable teaching experience and generate more income as an SSI Professional! But remember, learning never stops, so continue your career by qualifying for more Swim, Snorkel or even Freediving programs. Additional qualifications will provide you with more diversity and flexibility, whilst opening up new income options. Becoming a Lifeguard Instructor is just the beginning of an exciting career pathway. 

Explore career opportunities for dive professionals worldwide

Stop waiting, start exploring the world and turn your passion into a career! MyDiveGuide is a unique dive site database with over 16,000 dive sites, thrilling specialist dives and featured destinations. These are the places where scuba instructors and divemasters have great job opportunities! Ready to live your ultimate dream? Check out MyDiveGuide and start your diving career today with SSI!

Australia

The world’s largest coral reef, the Great Barrier Reef is the essence of diving in Australia.

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South Africa offers a dazzling variety of dive sites to explore.

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California, the third largest state in the United States of America, boasts some of the best cold-water diving in the country.

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Indonesia is considered one of the best diving destinations in the world with more than 17,500 islands distributed over 5,000 kilometers.

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Dominican Republic

A vacation in the Dominican Republic can be whatever you want it to be.

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Italy is a peninsula in southern Europe, famously shaped like a boot that is surrounded by three parts of Mediterranean - offering various dive sites.

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Year-round, divers flock to Madagascar, the fourth largest in the world, to discover marine life not seen anywhere else.

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An island nation located off the southwest coast of India in the Indian Ocean, the Maldives is made up of 26 different ring-shaped reefs called, atolls.

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From the cool Atlantic waters of the Bay of Biscay in the north, to the warmer Mediterranean Sea to the south, Spain is perfect for year-round diving.

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French Polynesia

Famous for its romantic appeal and rich Polynesian culture, French Polynesia is also considered one of the best diving destinations in the world.

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