PADI Wreck Diver Specialty Course

PADI Wreck Diver Specialty Course


      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 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.

      Prerequisites: PADI Adventure Diver (or qualifying certification from another training organisation).

      The course: Four open water dives. You'll cover:

      • 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

       Equipment: Standard scuba gear plus lines, reels and computer.

      Materials: PADI Wreck Diver crewpack.

      What's Next? Many shipwrecks are often found in deeper water. That’s why the PADI Wreck Diver course is a natural companion to the PADI Deep Diver course. Sometimes you can take these two specialties concurrently.


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