Dive Guide plus the Science of Diving program equals Divemaster. Divemasters can assist SSI Instructors with pool/confined water and open water training under the direct supervision of an SSI Instructor. This brings valued experience for all future diving carriers!


  • Starting Age is 18.
  • Be certified as an active SSI Dive Guide.
  • Be certified in the Science of Diving Specialty program.

General Dive Professional Prerequisites and Active Status Requirements:

SSI Dive Professionals and Instructors must fullfill the following prerequisites for all Dive Professional Programs:

  • Own a Total Diving System of Professional Type and Quality
  • Maintain a current medical exam for scuba diving not older than 2 years and signed by a licensed medical practitioner.
  • Maintain proof of current training in First Aid/CPR not older than 2 years.
  • Maintain proof of being competent in emergency administration of oxygen. This shall include knowledge of the medical principles involved and practical use of an emergency oxygen unit not older than 2 years.