PADI WRECK DIVER
Do you love the thrill of seeing the hull of a wreck coming into view as you descend? Does the history of shipwrecks inspire you to want to dive on some of the worlds most iconic wrecks? Do you relish the idea of exploring the walkways and cargo holds on these sunken time capsules?
The PADI Wreck diving specialty opens up the opportunity to get so much more out of wreck diving. The course introduces the fundamentals of limited wreck penetration with line laying techniques. Navigating around and inside wrecks is particularly important as low visibility, silt and poor light penetration mean buoyancy, trim and finning techniques are incredibly important.
With the emphasis on safety, your PADI Instructor will help you to learn several methods of wreck navigation, along with propulsion and buoyancy techniques to avoid the hazards of silt in an overhead environment.
Be 15 years of age or older
Knowledge development is based on a self-study method, allowing you to study in your own time, at your own pace. Home study is backed up by an academic session with your PADI Instructor, to ensure full understanding of the course material.
Confined/Open Water Dives
4 Open Water Dives
PADI Wreck Diver Course Materials
PADI Certification Fee
Continue The Adventure...
Now that you have the taste for exciting wreck dives, why not explore those a little deeper by completing the PADI Deep Diver course. Many of the less explored wrecks lie in deeper water, which require more in depth dive planning and equipment considerations. During the PADI Deep Diver course you will learn how to plan, set-up & execute deep dives with particular consideration to factors such as increased air consumption, temperature changes, shorter no-decompression limits and physiological effects like nitrogen narcosis.
If you enjoy the challenge of being more of a 'thinking diver' then the PADI Deep Diver specialty may appeal to your organised and prepared nature. Experience the exhilaration of planning the equipment requirements, the depth & time limits and safety procedures of a deep dive and then diving the plan to perfection.
If you have completed 5 PADI Specialties & the PADI Rescue Diver course and have 50 logged dives, you qualify to register as a PADI Master Scuba Diver, the highest non-professional diver rating within PADI.
Frequently asked questions
Do I have to go inside a wreck?