SSI Dive Courses

Open Water Course “Gold”


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If you’ve always wanted to experience an adventure like no other and see the world under the waves, this is where it all begins.
Get your scuba certification with the SSI Open Water Diver Course – the world’s most popular and recognized scuba course. Millions of people have learned to dive and discover the wonders of the aquatic world through this course.

The personalized training in the pool and sea practices that we offer you at Xaloc Diving Center is combined with the teaching of theory and, in this way, we make sure that you have the experience and knowledge necessary to dive safely .

What requirements must I meet to take the course?

The requirements are:
– Be at least 10 years old
– Know how to swim
– 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 it will be mandatory to provide a medical certificate of fitness diving)

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The SSI Open Water Diver course (``Gold'') consists of three parts:

A) Theory
You should read the topics related to diving theory and the practices you will do, complete the knowledge reviews and take the theory exam.

The system used is online, that is, the SSI digital system – to start immediately. You study at your own pace, through an interactive and easy-to-use program. You will also have access to the online version of the Open Water manual .

B) 3 Pool practices
You will do 3 dives in the pool, which will cover the compulsory exercise modules.

During these pool practices you will do a whole series of exercises, both on the surface and under the water, using complete diving equipment, learning, in addition, to correctly assemble and disassemble all the equipment, supervised all the time by one of our certified SSI instructors. .

C) 5 dives in the sea
In the Open Water “Gold” course you will do the 4 compulsory open water dives in order to be certified as a diver.

In each of these practice dives you will do the necessary exercises so that at the end of them, if your progression has been correct, you will obtain your world-renowned SSI Open Water diver certification.

And, in addition, you will do a dive, once certified, in the Medes Islands Marine Reserve

Good to know

The price: is per person
Method of payment:  € 100 at the time of booking by bank transfer or credit card and the rest will be paid in cash on the first day of the course (payment by credit card or transfer will not be accepted)
Participants: minimum 1 person
Duration: 4 days
Available days: There are two ways to do the course, which can be done
– In 2 weekends, or
– During the week, starting on Monday and ending on Thursday
What does the price include?:
– The rental of the diving equipment
– SSI certification fees
– The logbook
– The online teaching material SSI
– Diving accident insurance valid throughout the world for 1 year
What should I bring: Swimsuit and towel
Mandatory: 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)
Additional information: The course dates must be reserved by phone or by email in advance
Where are the pool and sea practices? The pool dives are in L’Estartit, on the Costa Brava and the dives in the sea are also done in L’Estartit, in the Montgrí Natural Park.
For better protection and conservation of the seabed, you will only dive in the Medes Islands after you have done the first 4 training dives. All dives in the sea are done from a boat.