Whether sunk on purpose as an artificial reef or the result of mishap, wrecks open fascinating windows to the past. Most divers find wrecked ships, airplanes and even automobiles nearly irresistible because they’re intriguing to explore, exciting avenues of discovery, and usually teeming with aquatic life. The PADI Wreck Diver course teaches you the ins and outs of rewarding, responsible wreck diving.
The Fun Part
The fun part of the PADI Wreck Diver course is visiting wrecks, unlocking mysteries and starting to gain the knowledge and experience that allows you to see things that others overlook. Sometimes, only the trained, experienced eye recognises that a small hole or open door likely caused the vessel’s demise.
Get College Credit
You may be able to earn college credit for the PADI Wreck Diver Specialty course.
What do I need to start?
Be 15 years or older Have a PADI Adventure Diver certification (or have a qualifying certification from another organisation)
What will I do?
You’ll learn deep dive planning, organisation, procedures, techniques and hazards. You’ll also put this knowledge to the test as you go on four open water dives where you will learn:
- Techniques for diving exploring shipwrecks, and how to avoid common hazards
- How to research and learn the background of your favourite wrecks
- Wreck scuba diving equipment considerations
- Considerations and techniques for entering intact wrecks
- Experience in planning, organising and making at least four wreck dives under the supervision of your PADI Instructor
How long will it take?
This course consists of four open water dives. (No more than 3 dives to be completed in any one day). Course Timetable The precise time table for this course will vary dependent upon the specific logistics of the dive site being used for the course. It can normally be completed in two days.