Updated April 19th, 2018.
PADI Wreck Diver Specialty Course, you must have already completed your Advanced Open Water License.
The reason that you need this, is because of the increased depths at which wreck diving can be done. For instance, if you dive at a wreck in 15 metres of water, and penetrate the wreck for 10 metres, essentially you will have reached a depth of 25 metres.
The PADI Wreck Diver course is an extremely popular speciality SCUBA course. Why?
1. Wrecks of all description provide an insight into history… Imagine touring a museum, except underwater! All wrecks have some history attached to them, whether a decommissioned WW2 Shipwreck sunk intentionally as an artificial reef, or a newly discovered missing submarine! The stories are fascinating…
2. The second fascination for divers the slow process of the return back to nature for these enormous structures. It is surreal to see something designed for such glorious purposes now being used as a reef system that becomes home to an abundance of marine life great and small.
3. This, in turn, leads to the third reason wreck diving is so popular – the abundance of marine life found within their skeleton! There are so many nooks and crannies for shy marine life to hide and reproduce, the wreck creates amazing nurseries for them, which in turn brings in larger predators who are thrilled with the abundant feeding ground.
What will you learn during the Wreck Diver Specialty Course?
On the two-day Wreck Diver Specialty Course, you’ll learn important techniques for exploring shipwrecks safely. You’ll learn how to penetrate the wreck safely, spot potential hazards and understand additional equipment considerations. Over the period of classroom sessions and four dives during two days, you will learn…
- The rule of thirds
- Safe penetration skills
- Surface-Air Consumption Rates
We offer a maximum group size of four students to one of our experienced dive instructors, making sure that each student receives ample attention, which allows them to qualify as a competent, safe and confident diver, whilst at the same time having a lot of fun!
Note: If smaller group instruction is desired, please send us a message and we are happy to arrange!
The course is designed to be flexible, so can be moved around to suit the students. However, from our experience, this is the best way to teach the two-day course, which includes 4 X dives…
|Day 1||16:00 – 18:00||Course Orientation, Paperwork & Theory|
|Day 2||06:00 – 10:30||1 Wreck Dive, 1 x Correct Reeling practices workshop dive|
|Day 3||06:00 – 10:30||1 Wreck Penetration Dive, 1 Additional Wreck Dive|
Once you have gained your Wreck Diver License, you will be certified to dive all over the world and enjoy the surreal beauty of these underwater man-made structures.
After achieving this qualification there are a few routes to continue. Firstly, you may decide to continue Fun Diving with us. All of our ex-students will receive a discounted rate on all continuing dives that they do with us, as a way of us saying thanks!
Secondly, you may decide to continue learning more about the various environments in which we dive by pursuing the corresponding Specialty Diver Course, the most popular of these being the Deep Diver Specialty, which certifies you to 40m, and the Nitrox Diver Specialty, which allows you extend your No-Decompression-Limits and dive safer with the use of increased percentages of Oxygen in your tanks.
With both of these last two options, we also like to say thanks for completing the Wreck Diver Course with us, and offer 10% Discount from this course.