SSI Dive Courses

SSI Instructor Course (for Divemasters)


The Most Popular Professional Level Diving Course in the World

If you like people, have a passion for diving and want an extraordinary life – become an SSI Instructor.
Teaching to dive allows you to share your love for the aquatic kingdom with others while doing what you enjoy – being in, and under the water.
SSI Instructors are the world’s most sought-after dive professionals because they have completed a program that sets the standards for dive training professionals.
Xaloc Diving Center is the best place to do your Instructor course. Our two experienced SSI Instructor Trainers , Ramón Siliceo and Ricard Ciuró, teach tAll levels of SSI Instructor courses in small groups , ensuring that everyone receives quality training and with maximum safety and professionalism .

Who can take this course?

The SSI Instructor (ITC) courses are perfect for those SSI Divemaster or equivalent from other organizations who want to continue advancing in their training and become SSI diving teaching professionals
The requirements to access this course are:
– Have the certification before Listed
– Have a First Aid Instructor certification or diploma from a recognized organization (React Right preferred), less than 2 years.
– Logbook with a minimum of 60 logged dives (attention: to be able to take the Instructor exams, you must have a minimum of 100 logged dives)
– Be at least 18 years old
– Medical certificate of less than 1 year (if you do not have one, you can do it directly here in L’Estartit, since there are medical centers with specialists in underwater medicine)
– 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 one at € 6 / day)

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If you are a Divemaster, becoming an SSI Instructor at Xaloc Diving Center has 4 components

A) Digital Learning

It is designed to provide you with the knowledge you need to become a Professional Instructor in an easy-to-understand logical sequence.

B) Academic sessions

They include classes, workshops led by a Trainer and other interactive activities. They are designed to apply the knowledge acquired in digital learning in a practical and real environment.

C) Practical application sessions

This is the final component of your training, where you will further develop the skills and experience necessary as a dive professional. You will develop and be assessed for your ability to conduct both pool and ocean training sessions, evaluate students, and promote SSI teaching and business philosophies for the benefit of the entire diving industry.

D) Instructor Exam:

An Instructors Exam is a two-day evaluative program that tests an instructor candidate’s ability, dive theory knowledge, skill level, understanding of the SSI System, attitude, and professionalism.
Only those who meet the performance requirements of an IE earn the respected SSI Instructor certification.

Good to know

The price includes:
– SSI Diving Instructor Course
– Instructor Pedagogical Development Kit
– SSI Professional Registration Cost
– Instructor Package
– SSI Instructor
– Exam Fees
The price does not include:
– Accommodation and meals
Duration: 9 days + 2 for Exams
When I finish the exams, what certifications will I get?:
– SSI Instructor
– SSI Nitrox Instructor
– SSI Perfect Buoyancy Instructor
What should I bring:
– Complete diving equipment, including decompression buoy, pocket mask and compass
– Small office supplies, such as pen, pencil, post-it, pencil and notebook
Compulsory: medical certificate of less than 1 year and diving insurance
Additional information: The course must be reserved by phone or by email in advance

Frequents Asked Questions

Will I learn new things?
Of course, you will not only improve your diving theory, but you will learn improved diving techniques, you will gain more self-esteem, you will be able to speak better in public …

Will I be able to get a job once becoming a SSI Dive Instructor?
We cannot assure you, but every day new job offers for Instructors are published on the SSI professional page in many parts of the world.
Ramón will personally advise you on how to improve your CV and will assist you to achieve the job you are looking for, either in local or international Diving Centers.

Will I pass the Instructors Exam?
We would be lying if we assured you. But, in recent years, none of our Instructor candidates have failed the exams. Most certainly because we have a very refined training system in which, without you noticing, we are modeling you as an InstructorSSI … and the exams are just one more small step to overcome.

I am an Instructor from another organization… do I have to do the entire program?
No. We are convinced that you have become an Instructor based on a great effort, and we recognize this effort immediately.
You just have to do an SSI Instructor Crossover. We will teach you what SSI is and we can make you a better Instructor, with more job opportunities around the world

The Instructor Courses seem to be very inflexible in their dates… Can I choose dates?
Obviously, doing an SSI Diving Instructor Course takes a few days and is linked to fixed exam dates. But… if the published dates are difficult for you… talk to us and we will find the best way for you to become an SSI Diving Instructor

Courses dates 2021

Instructor Course Dates for Divemasters

From April 19 to 27
From May 17 to 25
From October 18 to 24
From November 22 to 30
Dates include 2 days of Instructor exams