About the Course

The SSI Dive guide programĀ is an introduction into the world of dive professionals. As a dive guide you will be qualified to lead certified divers on a variety of scuba diving adventures. You will be in charge of safety management, be able to help other divers with minor gear problems and be able to lead dive excursions safely whether it be from shore or in the water.The goal is to create well-prepared, versatile and marketable Dive Professionals. These can be completed as a shore dive or boat dive depending on the student requirements and weather conditions. Charter fees are not included.

Before Class

Note- All the paper work you’ll need, along with a what to do before class checklist is located in the corresponding tab

Before your Dive Guide CourseĀ there is a bit of paperwork you’ll have to fill out. The most important piece is the medical, which can be printed out and brought to the pool at the time of the refresher.

Risk Awareness Videos

There are a couple of forms that can be done ahead of time. Most important is the medical. Go through the medical now and check to see if you need to answer “YES” to any of the questions. If so no big deal – you’ll just need to get a doctors sign off before we can let you in the pool. The doctors note is in the same file as the medical – Just scroll down to the next page. Remember IF you answer “YES” to anything in the medical it is COMPULSORY to get a doctors note BEFORE getting in the pool.

Medical

Location

The Class will take place at the Shop in Brookline (213 Boylston Street) and the open water session will be dependent on weather. A couple of the popular ones can be found in the directions page.

Professional courses are not typically done as privates, but can be set up through our training director Kim. She can be reached at Kim@ecdivers.com

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Prerequisites:

  • 18 Years or older.
  • Only available for master divers or higher. (deep, night, nav, equipment, nitrox, first aid, stress & rescue + 50 dives)
  • Clear medical history or MD sign-off with the past year.
  • Student must provide all their own equipment.

What’s Included:

  • Four class sessions.
  • Four sessions in the pool.
  • 2 days in Open Water.
  • 3 open water presentations.
  • Internationally trained / certified instructor.
  • Agency approved on-line course work.