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The Dive Guide program provides candidates with the knowledge and training necessary to supervise and guide certified divers on recreational scuba dives. Upon completion of the Dive Guide program, candidates may receive a professional or non-professional certification.


  • Minimum age: 15 (Must be 18 to be certified as an active status Professional Dive Guide).

  • Have logged at least 40 open water dives totaling 25 hours or more.

  • Diver Stress & Rescue Certified

  • ​Or, provide proof of experience by showing at least 5 logged experience dives in each of the following:

    • Deep Diving

    • Navigation

    • Night & Limited Visibility

    • The candidate is not required to be certified in the applicable specialty if they provide proof of the experience dives and the instructor can verify the candidate’s ability to exhibit mastery of the skills required by the specialty.

  • Recommended but not required: 

Course structure and duration

  • Recommended hours for completion: 35-45.

  • The number of classes, hours and sessions per day are set by the individual instructor, based on the candidate’s needs, ability and local water conditions.

Depth limits

  • Minimum open water depth limit: 5 meters.

  • Maximum open water depth limit: 40 meters

Skill performance and graduation criteria

  • Log at least 50 open water dives totaling 32 hours or more.

  • Pass all requirements and evaluations listed in the instructor manual for Dive Guide.

  • Complete the Candidate Water Fitness Evaluation as outlined in the Training Standards.

  • Complete the program’s final exam.

  • Complete at least two (2) open water training dives as outlined in the instructor manual for Dive Guide.

Active status qualifications

  • Dive Guides may guide certified divers on recreational scuba dives.

  • Active status Professional Dive Guides may also:

  • Dive Guides must not:

    • Conduct, teach or assist in any training programs for non-certified divers.

How do I confirm pricing and booking?

Contact us via Whats App at +52 984 205 9305 or Facebook Messenger.

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