Basic Diver

Basic Diver

In the SSI Basic Diver program you will learn the concepts and skills you need to dive to 12 meters (40 feet deep) alongside an SSI professional. It's a great way to try scuba diving and explore the underwater world at the same time. The entire Basic Diver program can be validated for the Open Water Diver course in the following 6 months; It will be that easy to take the next step in your career as a diver.

It is a training program that allows you to dive to a depth of 12 meters for 6 months, always accompanied by a diving instructor as a partner. 

Once these 6 months have elapsed, the student must return to the Basic Diver program to continue diving or enroll in an Open Water Diver course. This course credits as an open water dive of the Open Water Diver course.

You will receive a digital recognition card in your MySSI app (which we will help you download during the course).


You’ll learn the basic safety guidelines and skills to dive with the supervision of a BARCELONA-DIVING professional. A Basic Diver course follows the following steps:

1- Transfer to the Costa Brava (7 o'clock in the morning). We pick you up at the door of your accommodation and take you to the Costa Brava. At the end of the activity we return you to your accommodation. So you won’t have to take a taxi or public transport to reach a meeting point, much more comfortable for you!

We arrive at the Costa Brava at 08:30h approximately. We invite you to a coffee and something light to eat.

2- Explanation by the instructor of the basic concepts of diving (approximately 30 minutes).

3- Assembly of the equipment and put on the neoprene suit.

4- Let's go diving! It is a shore dive, at a maximum depth of around 5 meters. Basic diving exercises are carried out to have more confidence and safety, and a submarine ride observing typical fauna of the Mediterranean Sea. The duration of the dive is between 40 and 50 minutes. During this dive in shallow waters with your dive instructor you will relax and get confidence to want to continue the program! You start to become a diver!

The shore dives are without a doubt the best options for someone who has never dived and we can even see more marine life than in the boat tours, which we advise against (people get dizzy and the descents to the bottom are very vertical, not helping too much to reduce the ear aches for people with difficulty in performing the maneuver to eliminate them). We recommend 100% shore dives! 

5- On the same beach we will wait 1 hour to rest. During this time we explain the exercises for the next dive and you can also drink mineral water and eat something light (included in the price). 

The second dive of the day will be at a maximum depth of 12 meters.

6- We can take a shower and go to eat. We will go to a restaurant to eat the typical Spanish dish, paella! 

7- We return to Barcelona. Arrival in Barcelona: 16h approximately.

Our diving instructors will help you at all times and will make you underwater photos and small videos to remember. We will provide them for free.

Welcome to quality diving!


Why the Costa Brava?

Without a doubt, it is the best diving place on our coast. The diving in the city of Barcelona is not good and lacks much life... the bottom is very fine sand or mud and there is usually not good visibility.

By comparison, diving on the Costa Brava is spectacular. There is a lot of marine life and the visibility is usually very good! It is the perfect place to dive and only 1 hour from Barcelona.



These shore dives are undoubtedly one of the best dives on the Costa Brava, and we will be able to see: Moray eels, octopus, groupers, barracudas, sea horses, nudibranchs, anemone crabs, scorpion fish, large schools of common two-banded seabreams, ... many more fish than you expect! The biodiversity in this diving area is spectacular!



- Possibility of swimming (it is not necessary to be an Olympic swimmer!)

- Be ready to have a good time.

- Complete a medical statement in the same dive center (To be able to dive you must not have heart problems, or be asthmatic, or be diabetic or be pregnant)

- You can not fly until 18 hours after the last dive. Keep it in mind to organize your day of diving.


- Transfer to Barcelona/Costa Brava/Barcelona (Pick up at your hotel or accommodation). 

- 2 shore dives

- Photos & videos during the activity.

- Diving insurance.

- All equipment for the activity (mask, fins, wetsuit..)

- Between dives you will have mineral water to drink. 

- At the end of the activity we will eat the typical Spanish dish, paella (It can be a special paella for vegetarians). 

- You have changing rooms and showers in the facilities of the Costa Brava. Also lockers to store your belongings.

- In our vans that will take you to the Costa Brava, you have mobile phone chargers for all types of models. You’ll also have water to drink.


All our packages include at the end of the activity, going to eat the typical Spanish dish, a delicious Paella (there are options to make it 100% vegetarian). This dish is based on rice, vegetables and optionally fish and meat.



- Price for person: €199

Discounts of 10% if the group is of 4 people or more.



We go out to dive from one person. If you have a companion that wants to come with you but not to dive is possible. 

Price per person (non-diver companion): €59