PADI Scuba Courses

PADI Wreck Diver

PRICE £190.00


PADI Wreck Diver 

Please Note: The course does not include entry fees, boat fees, travel etc.

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 recognizes 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 organization)

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 favorite wrecks
  • Wreck scuba diving equipment considerations
  • Considerations and techniques for entering intact wrecks
  • Experience in planning, organizing 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.

Minimum Open Water Training: 4 dives over two days

Dive 1

  • Swim on the outside of a wreck, maintaining proper buoyancy control, and identifying and avoiding potential hazards.
  • Navigate on a wreck so that the ascent point can be located without surfacing, with the assistance of the instructor.
  • Maintain neutral buoyancy and body position so that the bottom is avoided.

Dive 2

  • Swim along the outside of a wreck, in a buddy team, identifying and avoiding potential hazards.
  • With a buddy, map a wreck (or portion of a wreck), determining approximate size and marking points of interest.
  • Survey a wreck for a penetration dive and evaluate possible entrances.
  • Navigate on a wreck, returning to the ascent point without surfacing.

Dive 3

  • Demonstrate the deployment and retrieval of a penetration line, for practice, on the outside of a wreck, while working in buddy teams.
  • Swim along the deployed penetration line so as to maintain contact with the line without kicking up silt and holding on to a dive light.
  • Navigate on a wreck so that the ascent point can be located without surfacing.

Dive 4

  • Determining air supply and penetration limits.
  • Swimming without causing excessive silt disturbance.
  • Maintaining contact with the line.
  • Using a dive light while following a penetration line.
  • Navigate on a wreck so that the ascent point can be located without surfacing.

At no time will divers be expected, encouraged or intentionally allowed to make dives that would require emergency decompression stops

What will I need?

Prepare for the exciting - and specialized - world of wreck diving with PADI's Wreck Diver crewpak. Preview the skills you'll practice during your open water dives, become familiar with wreck diving etiquette, and take in breath-taking images from wreck diving hotspots around the world.

Where can I go from here?

The PADI wreck diver speciality counts towards your MSD or if you enjoy wreck diving and want to extend your limits even further, perhaps tec diving is for you?

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