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.

  • Be at least 15 years of age or older
  • Be at least PADI Advance Open Water Diver or equivalent certification from other diving agency.
  • Last dive not more than 9 months ago (otherwise a Refresher course is required).

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.

Course StepsWhatWhereWhenTime
Theory1 Classroom sessionPDC ClassroomSunday, Monday or TuesdayMorning or Afternoon
Approximately 2 hours
Adventure Dives4 Sea DivesSealine BeachFriday & SaturdayMorning
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.
Standard course QAR 1,300 Theory & Shore Dives Book Online
VIP course QAR 2,300 Different sessions schedule dates (subject to minimum 2 participants) Book Online
Private course QAR 5,000 Totally private course (one to one) Book Online


PADI Wreck Diver manual
Diving gear will be used during the entire course (BCD, Regulator set, weight belt and weights and air cylinders)
Certification fee and PADI Wreck Diver certificate card
Covered by our professional diving insurance
Soft drinks during the the dives
Underwater photography during the course


Basic gear (wetsuit, mask, snorkel, fins and boots) can be rented for extra fees.
Required specialty equipment (i.e. compass, reel, torch)
Transportation To and from the dive site (can be arranged for extra fees).
Towel and breakfast