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Dive Guide Full Time Schedule

Suggested Five Day Schedule

Orientation Session: 1.5 hours

Day 1

Academic Session 1 -

What is a Dive Guide? : 2.5 hours

Academic Session 2 -

Preparing for the Dive: 4 hours

Practical Application Session 1 -

Water Fitness Evaluation: 1.5 hours               Total Duration: 8 hours

Day 2

Academic Session 3 -

Conducting the Dive: 3 hours

Practical Application Session 2 -

Snorkeling Workshop: 2 hours

Practical Application Session 3 -

Diver Stress and Rescue Skills Workshop: 2 hours          Total Duration: 7 hours

Day 3

Academic Session 4 -

Dive Emergencies: 2 hours

Practical Application Session 4 -

Open Water Diver Skills Workshop: 4 hours

Practical Application Session 5 -

The Dive Briefing: 2.5 hours.    Total Duration: 8.5 hours

A one-on-one counseling session should be conducted with each candidate at this stage to review and evaluate their progress in the program.

Day 4

Practical Application 6 -

Dive Guiding: 5 hours

Practical Application 7 -

Leading Deep and Night Dives Workshop: 2.5 hours.   Total Duration: 7.5 hours

Day 5

Academic Session 5 -

Your Career with SSI: 2 hours

Additional training time as required: 3.5 hours

Final Exam and review: 2 hours

Final program and performance review: 1 hour.  Total Duration: 8.5 hours