PADI Wreck Diver
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 lorries and cars 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.
Want to explore sunken ships, crashed planes and lost treasures beneath the surface?
Then the PADI Wreck Diver program is just want you want. To venture into PADI’s Wreck Diver program, you’ll need to be at least a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver (or equivalent) and be at least 15.
During your PADI Wreck Diver program you’ll go on four open water dives, which may be conducted over at least two days.
This is where you’ll put in to practice the information you gained from listening to your instructor and from the PADI Wreck Diving Manual and video.
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.
Information contained in your program, What You Will Learn:
- Planning and Techniques for diving exploring shipwrecks, organization, procedures, techniques, problems and hazards of wreck diving.
- How to research and learn the background of your favorite wrecks
- The preparation and use of lights, air supplies, special equipment, penetration lines and reels.
- Wreck scuba diving equipment considerations. Considerations and techniques for entering intact wrecks
- Limited-visibility diving techniques and emergency procedures.
Experience in planning, organizing and making at least four wreck dives under the supervision of your PADI Instructor
The elective wreck dive conducted during the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver program may count toward this specialty at the discretion of the instructor.
To explore the treasures hidden beneath the surface or dive the ZENOBIA, one of the best three wrecks dives in the World. To sign up for the Wreck Diver program today.
Wreck penetration-training dives are limited to within the light zone and within 40 metres/130 feet from the surface, vertical and horizontal distance included. If the wreck used for training is located in deep water (over 18 metres/60 feet), the Deep Diver rating is recommended as a prerequisite for the Wreck Diver program.