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Wreck Diver

Perfect for those passionate about combining diving with adventure and historical exploration, this course offers you the chance to unlock the mysteries of wrecks and potentially make exciting new discoveries.

About the course

By the end of the PADI Wreck Diver course at Diving World, you’ll be equipped with the skills and knowledge necessary to safely explore and experience shipwrecks, which often serve as artificial reefs teeming with aquatic life. This specialty course enhances your diving techniques, allowing you to navigate, survey, and penetrate wreck sites under proper supervision.

The PADI Wreck Diver course at Diving World is designed to equip you with the skills and knowledge necessary to safely explore underwater wrecks, one of the most intriguing aspects of scuba diving. This course builds upon your existing diving skills, focusing specifically on the challenges and rewards of wreck diving. Under the expert guidance of our PADI instructors, you will learn to navigate and appreciate wrecks responsibly, observing preservation techniques and safety protocols.

This course is tailored to provide a comprehensive understanding of wreck diving, involving more than just basic diving skills. As part of this program, you will engage in four dives at different wreck sites, learning to survey and map wrecks, practice special finning techniques to avoid stirring up sediment, and may use penetration lines under careful supervision if conditions allow. These dives are designed to enhance your confidence and skill in maneuvering through wreck environments, emphasizing the safe and ethical treatment of these underwater time capsules.

By the end of the PADI Wreck Diver course at Diving World, you will not only be proficient in the basics of wreck diving but also be skilled in advanced techniques that include inside penetration and artifact preservation. This certification opens up new possibilities for diving adventures focused on historical exploration and ecological awareness. It is also a significant step towards further advanced diving certifications and specialties, enhancing your capabilities as a diver and expanding your understanding of underwater environments.

Learn the Basics Through PADI eLearning®

Learn the Basics Through PADI eLearning®

The eLearning component for the PADI Wreck Diver course focuses specifically on the skills and knowledge necessary for wreck diving. You will study techniques for surveying and mapping wrecks, learn about potential hazards, and understand the historical value of wrecks.

eLearning Details:

  • Duration: Typically requires 2-4 hours of self-guided study.
  • Accessibility: Learn online using any device or download the materials for offline study, offering flexibility to fit into your busy schedule.
  • Instructor Interaction: Connect with your instructor to discuss wreck diving techniques and address any questions as you prepare for your practical dives.
Open Water Dives

Open Water Dives

The practical application of the PADI Wreck Diver course involves four open water dives on actual wrecks, where you will employ the skills learned during your eLearning and confined water sessions.

Dive Details:

  • Number of Dives: Complete four open water dives.
  • Depth: Conduct dives at depths appropriate to your training level, typically up to 30 meters (100 feet), focusing on exploration and surveying activities.
  • Support: Receive detailed guidance and supervision from your PADI Instructor, ensuring a safe and educational experience as you explore fascinating wreck sites.
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PADI Wreck Diver Frequently Asked Questions

What is the PADI Wreck Diver course?

The PADI Wreck Diver course trains divers in the skills and knowledge necessary to safely explore shipwrecks, airplanes, and other underwater structures. The course covers techniques for navigating and mapping wrecks, understanding potential hazards, and following responsible wreck diving practices.

Who can enroll in the Wreck Diver course?

Divers who are at least 15 years old and have earned a PADI Adventure Diver certification or higher are eligible to enroll in the Wreck Diver course. It is suited for those who have a keen interest in exploring historical underwater sites.

What are the prerequisites for this course?

You must be a certified PADI Adventure Diver or hold a similar certification from another training organisation. Additionally, you should be in good physical health and have completed a medical statement reviewed by a physician if required.

What does the Wreck Diver course involve?

The course includes a combination of eLearning for theoretical knowledge, practical skills training in a controlled environment, and four open water dives on actual wreck sites. You’ll learn how to use wreck diving equipment, such as lines and reels, and practice techniques like penetration diving and navigating within wrecks.

How long does the course take to complete?

Typically, the Wreck Diver course can be completed in 2-3 days, depending on weather conditions and the logistics of accessing wreck dive sites.

What equipment will I need for the Wreck Diver course?

All equipment is included. Apart from standard scuba gear, you will need a line and reel for wreck penetration specific equipment like dive lights, a slate and underwater compass for mapping. Your dive shop or instructor will provide details about the required equipment for your specific course location.

Where are the open water dives conducted?

Open water dives are conducted at various wreck sites that may include ships, airplanes, and other structures, depending on local availability and environmental conditions. Dive sites are chosen based on educational value, safety, and environmental considerations.

What are the risks associated with wreck diving?

Wreck diving involves certain risks, such as entanglement, disorientation, and potential hazards from the wreck structure itself. The course is designed to teach you how to minimise and manage these risks effectively through proper training and adherence to wreck diving guidelines.

Can I count my wreck dives towards other certifications?

The Wreck Diver Speciality course counts towards your Master Scuba Diver Certification. Please discuss this possibility with your instructor so that appropriate arrangements can be made.

How can I sign up for the Wreck Diver course?

You can sign up for the Wreck Diver course by contacting Diving World directly or visiting our website. We can provide you with schedules, pricing, and additional information about starting the course.

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