Want to explore sunken ships, crashed planes and lost treasures beneath the surface? Then the PADI Wreck Diver Specialty program is just what you want.
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 PADI Wreck Diver Specialty course introduces divers to the skills required to plan and execute safe and enjoyable wreck dives including limited wreck penetration and line laying as well as the buoyancy techniques to avoid disturbing any silt inside a wreck.
The course includes 4 dives but if you have completed a wreck dive during your PADI Advanced Open Water course then this can be credited towards your Specialty – this means that you only have to complete 3 dives.
The PADI Wreck Diver course can be completed in 3 days. The course consist of two parts “1 day theory and 4 adventure dives but if you have completed a wreck dive during your PADI Advanced Open Water course then this can be credited towards your Specialty.
|Theory||1 Classroom session||PDC Classroom||Sunday, Monday or Tuesday||Morning or Afternoon
Approximately 2 hours
|Adventure Dives||4 Sea Dives||Sealine Beach||Friday & Saturday||Morning
Approximately 5 hours
What You’ll Learn
- Safety considerations and 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.
- Surveying and mapping a wreck.
- Using penetration lines and reels to guide exploration.
- Techniques to avoid kicking up silt or disturbing the wreck and its inhabitants.
- Experience in planning, organizing and making wreck dives.
- Certification counts toward the PADI Master Scuba Diver rating.