Become a Certified Dive Guide with SSI
The Dive Guide program is the first step on an exciting journey. Learn to safely lead certified divers in various environments and conditions. By giving dive briefings, doing site evaluations, and leading dives, you will become a confident Dive Guide in no time. Begin your diving career working as a Professional Dive Guide or continue the qualifications for Divemaster.
Start your diving career
SSI started in 1970 with a vision of making it possible for anyone to learn to dive. With more than 3,300 Training Centers in over 130 countries and 50,000 plus Professionals, it is easy to make a career with SSI wherever you choose. SSI is the name to trust in the diving industry as an RSTC founding member and globally ISO certified.
A progressive approach to personalized training and a close cooperation of all SSI affiliated Professionals and Training Centers and Resorts around the world ensures you will have access to global career opportunities and get the best training possible. SSI´s Professional network is growing every day. We look forward to working with you and welcoming you to the SSI Professional community!
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.
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.
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
Amount of Academic Sessions
Amount of Pool/Confined Water Sessions
Amount of Open Water Sessions
40 m / 130 ft
Maximum Training Depth
Suggested duration (h)
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:
Continue your Professional Carreer
Start teaching Ecology Programs to certified divers while guiding dives. That is your perfect opportunity to generate more income as a professional Dive Guide or Divemaster! But learning never stops, continue your career by attending an Instructor Training Course (ITC) to qualify an SSI Open Water Instructor. Additional Specialty Instructor qualifications will provide you with more diversity and flexibility as well as at the same time opening up new income options. Becoming a scuba instructor is just the beginning of an exciting career pathway.
The Assistant Instructor rating is the next step after becoming a Divemaster along the scuba instructor pathway. Start teaching beginners and assisting instructors with SSI divers. Start your life-changing journey today!
Open Water Instructor
Become an Open Water Instructor by attending the Instructor Training Course and learn to train both beginning and certified SSI divers with the latest digital training technology. Continue your scuba dive instructor training; become an elite SSI Instructor.