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Dive Guide / Divemaster

Become a Dive Guide with Scuba Professionals of Arizona!

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 to become a dive instructor.  Once a Dive Guide, complete the SSI Science of Diving course to become a Divemaster and qualify to enroll in the SSI dive instructor program.

Benefits in becoming a Dive Guide & Divemaster:

  • Formally lead certified divers diving
  • Lead trips and tours for certified divers
  • Enroll in an instructor training & certification program
  • Apply to be an instructor for the Arizona Dive Center
  • Acquired the certifications necessary to work for a dive report or charter
  • Assist friends and families with their diving
  • Further develop your diving skills and confidence
Held over two weeks this March, the course combines four weeknight zoom academic sessions, two Saturday pool sessions, and a Sunday open-water checkout morning at Lake Pleasant!  Final evaluation and certification takes place diving off Catalina Island as part of our *April 29th California Liveaboard Weekend.

California Liveaboard weekend sold separately - click here to purchase.

Questions? Email

*if you are unable to make the April trip, we will make an effort to complete your certification on a different California weekend trip.

Skill Level: Intermediate
Skill Details: You must have logged at least 40 dives totaling +25 hours, and at least five dives in the following specialties: Deep Diving, Navigation, and Night & Limited Visibility.
Materials Included: (Excludes SSI Dive Professional Registration fee and applicable dive professional insurance coverage)
Requirements: You must have logged at least 40 dives totaling +25 hours to enroll in this program. In addition, you must have the following SSI certifications: Deep Diving, Navigation, Night & Limited visibility, Diver Stress & Rescue, and React Right. For the Diver Specialties listed, you must have logged at least 5 experiences with each specialty. Equivalent credentials from another recognized training agency acceptable.
Instructor: Fia Blackman
Includes course fee, MySSI Dive Guide digital app learning materials, dive buddy slate, SSI Dive Pro organizer, Dive Pro mask Strap

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