SSI Dive Guide
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Blue Planet Divers based in Koh Lanta, Thailand, have always been devoted to running highly professional, fun and engaging SSI Dive Guide Courses. Our aim is to help you develop the knowledge, experience, skills and attributes that will make you an excellent and employable Dive Guide, as well as to become equipped for your instructor course, in case you choose that path.
Learn your SSI Dive Guide course with professionals
SSI Dive Guide Course Koh Lanta, Duration
We only offer this Dive Guide pro course in Koh Lanta for a minimum of 6 weeks. However, we highly recommend that our trainees plan to spend at least 2-3 months with us. The Dive Guide course will be of much greater value to you this way, because it will give you plenty of time to complete the course while ensuring that you get ample experience as well.
One of our permanent SSI instructor team will follow your program by monitoring your progress and leading your daily activity. Our students always follow different member SSI courses to get an overall understandings and build your own skills.
What You Will Learn
The SSI Dive Guide Course in Koh Lanta is divided into 4 sections:
Open Water Course
Further continuing Education
Discover Scuba Dive and Scuba Refresh
Leading qualified Divers on a dive
Mapping a Dive Site
Creating an Emergency Action Plan
Guiding several dives at several different locations
Mask Remove and Replace Demonstration to Presentation
Demonstration of 20 PADI basic skills to high Standard
400m Timed Swim
800m Timed Snorkel
100m Timed Tired Dive Tow
10 min Float
Equipment Exchange Underwater
Log 60 Open Water Dives
Servicing diving equipment
All Breakfast, Lunch, Drinks on diving days
Real experience in Dive Team
Ratio max 2 to 1 instructor
Not leaving without proper guiding
True family that brings it all!
Dive Guide Trainees need to get their own gear! You will be unable to work anywhere if you don’t have your own kit. We can provide you with good deals on retail in our show room. Our shop has a special area where you can try different sets and see if you look cool with your new investment.
To take this course, you must:
Be fit for diving - see medical certificat
Be at least a 18 years old Rescue Diver
Need 40 logged dives in your logbook
Have a valid First Aid certificate (less than 24 months)
In case you need to refresh/complete your React Right course, you can take the React Right First Aidclass with us.
Become Blue Planet Team
It is essential to be a great team worker when you work as a Dive Guide or Instructor, as you can learn so much from other professionals this way. This is the reason why we at Blue Planet Divers make you a part of our team from the first day of your arrival. This allows you to watch and learn from other experienced professionals, while they carry out various roles within the Dive Shop. We also encourage you to cooperate with our other Dive Guide candidates, in order to have someone to work together on completing the coursework and for sharing experiences.
Dedicated mentor to follow
Remember! A dedicated instructor is provided for all of our Dive Guide candidates to facilitate their course development and provide schedules and knowledge training. Our experienced instructors are entitled to this job only, as this ensures a high quality course for you. We can also offer the course/support in different languages.
SSI Dive Guide course position available in Koh Lanta
SSI Dive Guide Candidates have the opportunity to earn cash or pay for their course by assisting us at the Dive Shop. The work can vary yet is likely to include: working at one of our resort shops, working as a boatmaster, working at our main office or helping with general maintenance at the shop, but it could include anything (within reason) that is related to the Dive Shop.
Limited offer on the internship trainees course
We offer 8 SSI Dive Guide internship positions for this program during the season, half from October and the other half from January. You will have to pay half of the course price only and work a total of 27 days for the dive shop.
Living in Koh Lanta
PADI Divemaster Courses Prices
|Full DM Price (crew pack included)
|Full Internship (crew pack included)
|฿22,500 + 27 working days
WHAT PEOPLE SAYS
- Pau Badia
Very warm and welcoming staff, equipment and safety in place, the food in the boat was much better than in other boats I’ve been in Thailand. I’ll definitely come back... read more
24 December 2020
- YOUR STORY GUY
Blue Planet Divers is the place to go for diving in Thailand, they're based in Koh Lanta and dive close to Koh Phi Phi and other dive sites. I did... read more
9 October 2019
- TheWWWV The Weird World We Visit
Nice day out snorkeling. Food was ok. I wish we were able to spend more time in the water and less time bobbing around on the anchored boat. Staff was... read more
13 May 2022
- Holly Cooper
If you dive here, definitely ask for Eak to be your instructor! He was so friendly and fun to spend the day with. He made our experience really great 🙂... read more
18 May 2023
- Stefano Molinari
We did two full days on the boat, honest price, which includes breakfast, snacks and lunch, equipment rental and 2/3 dives. Very nice and comfortable boats. Prepared and attentive guides, special... read more
13 December 2022
- Tdog Ambrose
Good company to dive with, easy communication before the dive day. Enjoyed two days diving with these guys. The catamaran is a great dive boat . Koh Lanta is a... read more
3 December 2022