PADI WRECK DIVER CERTIFICATION
Whether purpose-sunk as an artificial reef for scuba divers, or lost as the result of an accident, wrecks are fascinating windows to the past. Ships, airplanes and even cars are fascinating to explore and usually teem with aquatic life. Each wreck dive offers a chance for discovery, potentially unlocking a mystery or spying something others have missed. The PADI Wreck Diver Specialty course is popular because it offers rewarding adventures while observing responsible wreck diving practices, and you get to dive one of the top 5 wrecks in the world – Zenobia.
The PADI Wreck Diver course includes two parts:
- Knowledge Development – starting off with the Peak Performance Buoyancy Diver manual or e-learning included as part of the course, you will learn about different types of wrecks, additional equipment requirements and how to safely penetrate wrecks whilst seeing some of the world’s most fascinating history up close! You will then review this and go into further detail throughout your training with an instructor.
- Open Water Dives – You will then conduct 4 open water dives, covering the following skill sets to develop you into a pro wreck explorer:
- Safety considerations for navigating and exploring wrecks.
- Surveying and mapping a wreck.
- Using penetration lines and reels to guide exploration.
- Techniques to avoid kicking up silt or disturbing the wreck and its inhabitants
- Age: 15 years old and above
- PADI Advanced Open Water Diver and above, or equivalent, from an alternative agency
- Good physical health – You will need to fill out a self certification medical statement. If you have any medical conditions you think may prevent you from scuba diving please feel free to contact us