Wreck diving is an exciting way to combine your passion for diving with a truly unusual view of history. With wreck diving sites dotted around the globe, there’s an almost infinite supply of places to visit to indulge in this fascinating experience. However, the first step is learning the details of how to safely explore wreck dive sites.
PADI’s Wreck Diver course is one of the most popular specialty courses available. It offers divers everything they need to expand their diving capabilities to include explorations of sunken ships, planes and automobiles. Beyond teaching key safety measures, the wreck diver course also helps you learn to identify interesting aspects of wrecks that might not be obvious to the untrained eye. It all adds up to a better, more interesting dive experiences.
During the wreck course, you’ll receive instruction and practical guidance that will teach you:
In the PADI Wreck Diver Course, you’ll learn about wreck diving equipment needs, techniques for entering wreck show to plan and organize a wreck dive, and ways to avoid disturbing the wreck and its inhabitants, all under the supervision of a PADI Instructor.
The following equipment is recommended for all certified divers:
• Mask• Fins• Snorkel• BCD with low pressure inflator system• Single hose regulator with alternate air source device• Submersible pressure gauge• Compass • Dive Computer• Dive knife or tool • Audible surface signaling device (whistle or other noise maker)• Visible surface signaling device (tube or mirror)• Underwater signaling device• Pencil and underwater slate• Underwater lights (primary and secondary)• Pocket mask & non-rebreather mask• Logbook