Our SSI Instructors will train you in the best existing specialties.
Although all the specialties can be done once you have the Open Water certification, we recommend that you go step by step, obtaining the certifications:
– Specialty Diver (after finishing 2 specialty courses )
– Advanced (after finishing 4 specialty courses and have 24 registered dives)
– Master Diver (having finished 5 specialty courses and have 50 registered dives)
Depending on the certification you currently have, we recommend doing the following specialties:

I am currently Open Water, what specialties does Xaloc recommend me to become a Specialty Diver?

  • Nitrox Diver Specialty Course

    Exploration, Emotion, Experiences

    The SSI Enriched Air Nitrox course is the most popular scuba specialty course .
    Why? Because diving with enriched air gives you more time without decompression , especially on successive dives.
    If being down more time and being able to return earlier sounds attractive , then do not hesitate to become an enriched air diver.

    Who can take this course?
    SSI Nitrox courses are perfect for those SSI Open Water divers or equivalent (PADI, ACUC, CMAS 1 *, etc.) who want to continue advancing in their training as a diver.
    The requirements to access this course are:
    – Have the aforementioned qualification
    – Logbook
    – Be at least 18 years old
    – You must fill out a medical form (if this is correct, you do not need a medical certificate, but if there is any contraindication to diving, then Yes, it will be mandatory to provide a medical certificate of aptitude for diving)
    – Diving accident insurance in force (in the same way, if you do not have one you can hire one directly in Xaloc, cost: € 40 for annual insurance or a daily insurance at € 6 / day)

    135.00 
  • Specialty courses Combo Pack Costa Brava

    Marine Ecology Course

    Exploration, Emotion, Experiences

    The Marine Ecology course is a general marine biology course, but in our dives we dedicate especially to our environment: the Costa del Montgrí area and the Medas Islands Marine Reserve.
    Why? Because when you learn more about underwater ecology, and about aquatic animal and plant habitats, you will observe behaviors and see creatures that may have gone unnoticed before… and this makes you learn more about our local ecosystem.

    Who can take this course?

    The SSI Marine Ecology courses are perfect for those Open Water divers or equivalent (SSI, PADI, ACUC, CMAS 1 *, etc.) who want to continue advancing in their training as a diver.
    The requirements to access this course are:
    – Have the aforementioned qualification
    – Logbook (in digital or paper format)
    – Be at least 10 years old
    – You must fill out a medical form (if this is correct, you do not need a medical certificate, but If any contraindication to diving appears, then it will be mandatory to provide a medical certificate of aptitude for diving)
    – Diving accident insurance in force (in the same way, if you do not have one you can hire one directly in Xaloc, cost: € 40 for annual insurance or a daily insurance at € 6 / day)

    150.00 
  • Perfect Buoyancy Course

    Exploration, Emotion, Experiences

    Having good buoyancy is essential for any diver .
    The SSI buoyancy course improves your buoyancy techniques and you will be able to move with more precision underwater.
    The marine environment suffers less and our buoyancy is better, take this course and have fun finding your optimal buoyancy at all times.

    Who can take this course?
    The SSI Underwater Orientation courses are perfect for those Open Water divers or equivalent (SSI, PADI, ACUC, CMAS 1 *, etc.) who want to continue advancing in their training as a diver.
    The requirements to access this course are:
    – Have the aforementioned qualification
    – Logbook (in digital version or in paper version)
    – Be at least 10 years old
    – You must fill out a medical form (if this is correct, you do not need a medical certificate, but if any contraindication to diving appears, then it will be mandatory to provide a medical certificate of aptitude for diving)
    – Diving accident insurance in force (in the same way, if you do not have one you canhire one directly in Xaloc, cost: € 40 for annual insurance or a daily insurance at € 6 / day)

    150.00 
  • U/W Orientation Specialty Course

    U/W Orientation Course

    Exploration, Emotion, Experiences

    Be the diver that everyone wants to follow because you know where you are and where you are going .
    The SSI Orientation course improves your observation techniques and teaches you to use the compass more accurately underwater.
    If you like challenges with great rewards, take this course and have fun finding your way.

    Who can take this course?
    The SSI Underwater Orientation courses are perfect for those Open Water divers or equivalent (SSI, PADI, ACUC, CMAS 1 *, etc.) who want to continue advancing in their training as a diver.
    The requirements to access this course are:
    – Have the aforementioned qualification
    – Logbook
    – Be at least 10 years old
    – You must fill out a medical form (if this is correct, you do not need a medical certificate, but if there is any contraindication to diving, then Yes, it will be mandatory to provide a medical certificate of aptitude for diving)
    – Diving accident insurance in force (in the same way, if you do not have one you can hire one directly in Xaloc, cost: € 40 for annual insurance or a daily insurance at € 6 / day)

    150.00 

I am currently a Specialty Diver, what specialties does Xaloc recommend for me to become an Advanced Diver?

  • SSI Specialty Courses

    Deep Diver Specialty Course

    Exploration, Emotion, Experiences

    The lure of depth. There is something exciting and mysterious about exploring deep dive sites by scuba diving. Sometimes it is a wreck that draws you below 18 meters, and on wall dives it can be a coral branch or magnificent gorgonians . Whatever it is, to dive confidently to depths of up to 40 meters, you must take the SSI Deep Diver Specialty course

    Who can take this course?
    SSI Deep Diver courses are perfect for those SSI Open Water divers or equivalent (PADI, ACUC, CMAS 1 *, etc.) who want to continue advancing in their training as a diver.
    The requirements to access this course are:
    – Have the aforementioned qualification
    – Logbook
    – Be at least 15 years old
    – You must fill out a medical form (if this is correct, you do not need a medical certificate, but if there is any contraindication to diving, then Yes, it will be mandatory to provide a medical certificate of aptitude for diving)
    – Diving accident insurance in force (in the same way, if you do not have one you can hire one directly in Xaloc, cost: € 40 for annual insurance or a daily insurance at € 6 / day)

    160.00 
  • Night Diver Course

    Exploration, Emotion, Experiences

    Any diver is attracted to night diving.
    The SSI Night Diving course improves your techniques as a diver since it teaches you the necessary skills to dive at night in a comfortable and safe way.

    Who can take this course?
    SSI Night Diving courses are perfect for those Open Water divers or equivalent from any organization (SSI, PADI, ACUC, CMAS 1 *, etc.) who want to continue advancing in their training as a diver.
    The requirements to access this course are:
    – Have the aforementioned qualification
    – Logbook (in digital version or in paper version)
    – Be at least 12 years old
    – You must fill out a medical form (if this is correct, you do not need a medical certificate, but if any contraindication to diving appears, then it will be mandatory to provide a medical certificate of aptitude for diving)
    – Diving accident insurance in force (in the same way, if you do not have one, you canhire one directly in Xaloc, cost: € 40 for annual insurance or a daily insurance at € 6 / day)

    160.00 
  • Wreck Specialty Course

    Wreck Diver Specialty Course

    Exploration, Emotion, Experiences

    Whether it’s a ship purposely sunk to serve as an artificial reef for divers, or a ship sunk as a result of an accident, wrecks are fascinating windows into the past . Ships, planes, and even cars are fascinating to explore and are usually teeming with aquatic life. Each dive into a wreck offers an opportunity to discover , possibly decipher a mystery or spy on something that others have lost. The SSI Wreck Diver Specialty course is very popular because it offers rewarding adventures.

    Who can take this course?
    SSI Wreck Diver courses are perfect for those SSI Open Water + Deep divers or equivalent (PADI, ACUC, CMAS, etc.) who want to continue advancing in their training as a diver.
    The requirements to access this course are:
    – Have the OW qualification
    – Have a Deep Diving qualification (or do the combined course of Diving in Sunken Ships + Deep Diving)
    – Logbook
    – Be at least 15 years old
    – You must fill out a form Medical (if this is correct, a medical certificate is not required, but if there is a contraindication to diving, then it will be mandatory to provide a medical certificate of aptitude for diving)
    – Diving accident insurance in force (in the same way, if you do not have one you can hire one directly in Xaloc, cost: € 40 for annual insurance or a daily insurance at € 6 / day)

    160.00 
  • SSI Dry Suit Course Costa Brava

    Dry Suit Diver Specialty Course

    Exploration, Emotion, Experiences

    Do you want to stay warm ? Do you want to extend your diving season? So dive dry . A drysuit insulates you from the water and keeps you comfortable, even in surprisingly cold water. It is amazing to dive in the coldest regions of the world and in some areas conditions are even better in the colder months. Becoming a drysuit diver allows you to expand your limits and dive in more places and more often.

    Who can take this course?
    SSI Dry Suit Diver courses are perfect for those SSI Open Water divers or equivalent (PADI, ACUC, CMAS 1 *, etc.) who want to continue advancing in their training as a diver.
    The requirements to access this course are:
    – Have the aforementioned qualification
    – Logbook
    – Be at least 12 years old
    – You must fill out a medical form (if this is correct, you do not need a medical certificate, but if there is any contraindication to diving, then Yes, it will be mandatory to provide a medical certificate of aptitude for diving)
    – Diving accident insurance in force (in the same way, if you do not have one you can hire one directly in Xaloc, cost: € 40 for annual insurance or a daily insurance at € 6 / day)

    160.00 

I am currently Advanced, what specialties does Xaloc recommend me to become a Master Diver?

  • Advanced Wreck Course

    Exploration, Emotion, Experiences

    If you are already a Wreck Diver, this course will teach you to pull lines and work with reels to make penetrations in them. The SSI Advanced Wreck Diver Specialty course is for advanced divers because you need a good level of diving so that penetrations in wrecks are safe.

    Who can take this course?
    The SSI Advanced Wreck Diving courses are perfect for those SSI Wreck Divers + Deep divers or equivalent (PADI, ACUC, CMAS, etc.) who want to continue advancing in their training as a diver.
    The requirements to access this course are:
    – Have a wreck diver qualification
    – Have a Deep Diving qualification (or do the Advanced Wreck diver+ Deep Diving combined course)
    – Logbook (in digital version or in version paper)
    – Be at least 15 years old
    – You must fill out a medical form (if this is correct, you do not need a medical certificate, but if any contraindication to diving appears, then it will be mandatory to provide a medical certificate of aptitude for diving)
    – Diving accident insurance in force (if not You have one, you can hire one directly in Xaloc, cost: € 40 for annual insurance or a daily one at € 6 / day)

    160.00 
  •  Equipment Techniques Course

    Equipment Techniques Course

    Exploration, Emotion, Experiences

    Don’t miss a dive because of a minor problem with your dive gear.
    Whether it’s a missing O-ring, a tear in your wetsuit, or a broken fin strip, the SSI Equipment Techniques course teaches you how to perform basic repairs and adjustments.
    You can also learn more about the operation of the equipment , be more comfortable with it and be better prepared to take care of your investment.

    Who can take this course?
    The requirements to access this course are:
    – Have the SSI Open Water Diver certification (or equivalent PADI, CMAS 1 * …)
    – Be at least 10 years old

    120.00 
  • Curso PADI Rescue Diver

    Rescue Diver Course (SSI Stress and Rescue)

    Exploration, Emotion, Experiences

    Divers describe the SSI Stress and Rescue course as the most challenging , yet it is the most rewarding course they have ever taken.

    Why? Because you learn to prevent and manage problems in the water and you become a more confident diver with your skills, knowing that you can help others if they need it.

    During the course, you learn to become a better partner by practicing problem solving techniques until it becomes second nature. Plus, the course is fun – but serious, yet still allows for a lot of learning-focused laughter.

    Who can take this course?

    The SSI Stress and Rescue courses are perfect for those Advanced divers (SSI, PADI, ACUC, CMAS, etc.) who want to continue advancing in their training as a diver.
    The requirements to access this course are:
    – Have the certification as a diver from an approved agency
    – Have a First Aid certification or diploma in the last 2 years (React Right, preferably)
    – Logbook
    – Be at least 12 years old
    – You must fill out a medical form (if this is correct, you do not need a medical certificate, but if any contraindication to diving appears, then it will be mandatory to provide a medical certificate of aptitude for diving)
    – Diving accident insurance in force (in the same way, if you do not have one you can hire one directly in Xaloc, cost: € 40 for annual insurance or a daily insurance at € 6 / day)

    300.00 
  • Curso PADI Primeros Auxilios EFR

    React Right (First Aid) Course

    You can save a life!

    React Right SSI training focuses on building confidence in lay first responders and increasing their readiness to respond when faced with a medical emergency.
    Course participants learn easy- to-follow steps for emergency care and practice applying techniques in a stress-free learning environment.
    All courses are supported by self-study manuals, videos, and quick reference cards to enhance learning and allow you to start learning immediately.

    Who can take this course?
    There are no prerequisites (other than being over 12 years old) or mandatory water sessions in this course – everyone will benefit from having this training.

    120.00 

Actualmente soy Master Diver, ¿cuáles son las recomendaciones de Xaloc para continuar con mi carrera en el buceo recreativo?

  • Science of Diving Course

    Knowledge, Training, Experiences

    This SSI Specialty Course provides an in-depth and detailed study of physics, physiology, decompression theory, the aquatic environment, and scuba gear. It is the necessary training for most SSI Diving Professional programs, as well as some Extended Range programs.
    Upon completion of this program, you will receive the SSI Science of Diving Specialty certification card.

    Who can take this course?
    The SSI Science of Diving courses are perfect for those divers who want to continue advancing in their theoretical training as a diver.
    The requirements to access this course are:
    – Have a minimum Open Water qualification or equivalent
    – Be at least 10 years old

    150.00 
  • GoPro digital cameras course

    GoPro Digital Cameras Course

    Exploration, Emotion, Experiences

    The GoPro or similar cameras have become incredibly popular among divers in recent years, and configured in various ways to capture incredible moments underwater.

    Selfie sticks, camera mounts, handles, all kinds of mounts, macro and close-up lenses, filters and all kinds of other accessories allow divers to capture their underwater images and share them online.

    Who can take this course?

    The courses for GoPro Digital Cameras are perfect for those divers at least Open Water or equivalent who want to continue advancing in their training as a diver.
    The requirements to access this course are:

    Have a diving qualification
    Logbook
    Be at least 12 years old
    Fill out a medical form and / or bring a medical certificate of fitness to dive
    Diving accident insurance in force (in the same way, if you do not have one you can hire one directly in Xaloc, cost: € 40 for annual insurance or a daily insurance at € 6 / day)
    Dates?

    Standard dates (price € 180 / person)
    Or with personalized dates according to your interests  (300 € / person)

    180.00 300.00 
  • Sidemount Diver Course

    Exploration, Emotion, Experiences

    Carrying scuba tanks on your back is not a requirement to explore the underwater world. Many divers have found the pleasure of mounting the bottles on the sides .
    Side mount diving gives you flexibility and options to achieve a hydrodynamic position . Plus, you won’t have to walk around with the heavy bottles on your back – just jump into the water, hook them up, and you’re done.
    Sound interesting to you? Sign up for the SSI Sidemount specialty diver course

    Who can take this course?
    The SSI Sidemount Diver courses are perfect for those SSI Open Water divers or equivalent (PADI, ACUC, CMAS 1 *, etc.) who want to continue advancing in their training as a diver.
    The requirements to access this course are:
    – Have the aforementioned qualification
    – Logbook
    – Be at least 15 years old
    – You must fill out a medical form (if this is correct, you do not need a medical certificate, but if there is any contraindication to diving, then Yes, it will be mandatory to provide a medical certificate of aptitude for diving)
    – Diving accident insurance in force (in the same way, if you do not have one you can hire one directly in Xaloc, cost: € 40 for annual insurance or a daily insurance at € 6 / day)

    340.00 
  • Dive Guide Course (non-professional)

    The most popular NON-Professional level diving course in the world

    Do you like diving? Would you like to guide yiur family or friends (certified divers) on their recreational dives? Take the SSI Diving Guide course and do what you like without having the obligations that diving professionals have (such as needing legal liability insurance or making an annual contribution to SSI).
    Divers look to dive guides because they motivate others. As a Dive Guide you will not only dive a lot , but you will also experience the pleasure of watching other divers have as much fun as you.
    Xaloc Diving Center is a magnificent place to do your course. Our experienced SSI Instructors will teach you with  quality trainingand with maximum safety and fun .

    Who can take this course?

    The SSI Dive Guide courses are perfect for those Advanced or Master divers (and also the PADI, ACUC, CMAS 3 * equivalents, etc.) who want to continue advancing in their training and have a very high level of diving but they don’t want to be professionals.
    The requirements to access this course are:
    – Have the following certifications: Stress and Rescue Diver + Deep Diving + Orientation + Night Dive
    – Be at least 15 years old
    – Logbook with a minimum of 40 registered dives (attention: to be able to certify as SSI Diving Guide you must have a minimum of 50 registered dives)
    – Medical certificate of fitness to dive less than 1 year
    – Diving accident insurance in force (in the same way, if you do not have one you can hire one directly in Xaloc, cost: € 40 for annual insurance or a daily insurance at € 6 / day)

    400.00 

I am a PADI Open Water, is there a SSI Advanced Diver course similar to the PADI one?

  • SSI Perfect Bouyancy Instructor course

    Combined courses SSI Advanced Adventurer + Nitrox

    Exploration, Emotions, Experiences

    Explore, feel new emotions while discovering new experiences. That’s what the SSI Advanced Adventurer course is all about. You don’t have to be “advanced” to do it – it’s designed to advance diving, so you can start right away once you’ve earned your Open Water certification. This course helps you build confidence and expand your diving skills through different Adventure Dives.
    In a combined way you will also do the Nitrox course, which you already know is very useful not only in our Diving Center, but in many parts of the world and, especially, on dive cruises.

    Who can take the Advanced Adventurer + Nitrox course combination?
    The Advanced Adventurer and Nitrox courses are perfect for those Open Water divers or equivalent who want to continue advancing in their training as a diver and who wish to enter the SSI teaching system.
    The requirements to access this course are the following:
    – Have the Open Water degree or equivalent from any organization
    – Logbook (if you do not have one, we will help you create your digital loggbopk)
    – Be 18 years old
    – You must fill in A medical form (if this is correct, that is, there is no apparent contraindication, a medical certificate will not be needed but if it is not correct, then a medical certificate will be required).
    – Diving accident insurance in force (in the same way, if you do not have one, you can contract a diving insurance directly in Xaloc, cost: € 6 / day or € 40 / year)

    380.00 
  • SSI Advanced Adventurer Course

    Exploration, Emotions, Experiences

    Explore, feel new emotions while discovering new experiences. That’s what the SSI Advanced Adventurer course is all about. You don’t have to be “advanced” to do it – it’s designed to advance diving, so you can start right away once you’ve earned your Open Water certification. This course helps you build confidence and expand your diving skills through different Adventure Dives.
    You will try different specialties, while gaining experience under the supervision of your SSI Instructor. You will log dives and develop skills while finding new ways to have fun diving.

    Who can take the Advanced Adventurer course?
    The Advanced Adventurer courses are perfect for those Open Water divers or equivalent who want to continue advancing in their training as a diver and who wish to enter the SSI teaching system.
    The requirements to access this course are the following:
    – Have the Open Water certification or equivalent from any organization
    – Logbook (if you do not have one, we will help you create your digital loggbopk)
    – Be 18 years old (if you have under 18 years, we can adapt your course to do those dives that are allowed by law)
    – You must fill out a medical form (if this is correct, that is, there is no apparent contraindication, a medical certificate will not be needed but if it is not correct, then a medical certificate will be needed).
    – Diving accident insurance in force (in the same way, if you do not have one, you can contract a diving insurance directly in Xaloc, cost: € 6 / day or € 40 / year))

    310.00 

I haven't dived in more than a year ... what refresher dive program should I do to reactivate?

  • Scuba Skills Update

    Exploration, Emotions, Experiences

    The Scuba Skills Update program (also called “Scuba Refreshment”) is one of the best ideas to gain skills and self-confidence to return to diving after more than a year of inactivity. It is also a very valid program for those divers who did their course years ago but were never able to face a dive with safety and quality despite being certified.

    Who can take this course?
    The diving refreshment is perfect for those Open Water divers of any organization who want to continue advancing in their training as a diver.
    The requirements to access this course are:
    – Have the aforementioned qualification
    – Logbook (in digital version or in paper version; if you do not have one, we will give you access to the SSI digital logbook)
    – Be at least 10 years old
    – You must fill out a Medical form (if this is correct, you do not need a medical certificate, but if any contraindication to diving appears, then it will be mandatory to provide a medical certificate of aptitude for diving)

    85.00