Scuba Guide is the first professional level in recreational diving. Scuba Guides provide services to certified recreational divers. Divers seek such services to take benefit from the knowledge and skills of the Scuba Guide. In part such benefits are related to safety, but mostly divers seek benefit of logistics and local knowledge in order to enjoy a comfortable and exiting dive.
Scuba Guides must have excellent knowledge of diving equipment, compressors and Nitrox installations in order to recognise problems and to solve such problems on-site. They must be good divers with excellent navigation skills and experience with deep diving to avoid long swims and to be able to return a diver, who wandered off, to the group. For reasons of safety, they must have completed both the Oxygen First Aid and Scuba Safety & First Aid courses. To make dives interesting and enjoyable, detailed knowledge of the underwater environment (both general and specific to the site of the dive) is required.
The aspects mentioned in the previous paragraph are not the subject of the guiding divers programme. The training to become Scuba Guide requires participation in courses in which the above aspects are covered. The book that can be downloaded on this page covers how Scuba Guides work, how they handle problems and what they can do to avoid legal problems.
Your instructor will want a completed medical statement from you. In some regions a medical statement with only “no” answers will be sufficient for participation in the course. In other regions a medical signed and stamped by a medical doctor will be required and must unconditionally say that you are fit for diving.
You start this course by downloading the book and reading it. If you prefer to read your book on paper, then ask your instructor. The price for the paper version of this book is €11.90. If you cannot find a SCUBA C&P instructor in your area, then please contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org.