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Dive Guide
Dive Guide

Dive Guide

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SSI Dive Guide

This program is the first step towards your professional journey into Scuba Diving. It allows you to become an SSI professional without requiring you to complete the instructor Program.

This course gives you the skills and experience required to safely lead groups of certified divers in different environments and conditions where you will become a confident Dive Guide in no time. Professional Dive Guides can work for any SSI Training Centres. You will earn the SSI Dive Guide certification after completing this program. This gives you the qualifications necessary to complete Dive Master.

Prerequisites for Dive Guide

  • Minimum age: 15 years old (Must be 18 years old to be certified as an active status Professional Dive Guide).
  • Have logged at least 40 open water dives totaling 25 hours or more.
  • Have the following SSI certifications or equivalent from a recognized training agency:
  • Diver Stress & Rescue
  • Have the following SSI certifications, an equivalent from a recognized training agency, or provide proof of experience by showing at least five (5) logged experience dives in each of the following areas:
  • Deep Diving
  • Navigation
  • Night & Limited Visibility
  • Successfully complete the fitness to dive questionnaire. Some medical conditions may prevent you from diving. For Example: heart disease, asthma, or epilepsy. Cost of diving medical is not included. A medical is only required if you answer yes to any of the following questions on this form.


Course Includes

  • 4x confined pool sessions
  • 5x Open Water Sessions
  • 5x Academic sessions
  • Maximum Depth 40m/130ft
  • Duration 35-45hrs

 What To Bring:

  • Sunscreen
  • Mask, Snorkel, Fins, and Boots
  • Diving Equipment e.g., Tank, Regulator, Gauge, BCD, Weights, Torch, Slate, Reel, Knife/Line Cutter, SMB and reel, compass
  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Lunch
  • Mobile Phone
  • Completed paperwork with Parent/Guardian signature if required. (Contact our shop staff if you are unsure).


Flying After Diving Guidelines


For a single no-decompression dive, a minimum prefight surface interval of 12 hours is suggested. (Including pool and shallow water immersions) 

For multiple dives per day or multiple days of diving, a minimum prefight surface interval of 18 hours is suggested. Dive Newcastle recommends 24 hours to err on the side of safety.  

For dives requiring decompression stops, 24 hours minimum is recommended. 

To err on the side of safety, many divers plan a 24-hour surface interval or longer and spend their time exploring topside attractions.

All divers and students need to follow the recommendation given by the manufacturer of the dive computer regarding No-Fly Times and should always take the most conservative approach regarding flying after diving. Waiting longer before flying when possible after diving and exploring the top side during this period is always your best approach. This information is discussed further and in more detail during your dive course.