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SSI Dive Guide

Do you dream of leading certified divers underwater? Do you want to improve your dive skills and take the first step towards becoming a scuba instructor? Become an SSI Dive Guide!

Take the first exciting step towards earning your Divemaster rating now; all while making yourself a better diver!


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!

  MINIMUM AGE FOR PARTICIPATION: 15 for certification/18 if interested in active Pro status

Training will consist of approximately 45 hours of work, and will require logging (at least) 50 Open Water dives totaling (at least) 32 hours, passing all evaluations, completing the fitness evaluation and passing the final exam with a score of 90% or higher. 

*Dive Guide materials must be purchased seperately.

*Completing the dive guide course does not automatically earn "Pro" status. If you are interested in becoming an active dive professional at Sonoma Coast Divers, please speak with Bryan during/on completion of your course.

Running January, 2022 special... only $500!! Call or come into the shop to sign-up at the special rate!! *Price does not include course materials. Materials can be purchased for just dive guide course or as a bundle with other courses.

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This class cannot be purchased online. Please contact the store for more information.