WRECK DIVER

Throughout the course, emphasis is placed on safety, conservation, respect for wreck sites, proper equipment use, effective communication, and developing the necessary skills and knowledge to enjoy wreck diving responsibly and confidently.

STEPS

Purchase your course material from our diveshop, you may choose from having the PADI Manual or PADI eLearning. Complete the independent study part of your course whenever, wherever it’s convenient for you. Learn about different types of wrecks and common wreck diving hazards, connect with your instructor for inwater training, or whenever you have a question.

eLearning time commitment: 2-4 hours

During four dives with your instructor, you’ll survey and map a wreck, practice special finning techniques and may use penetration lines.

  • Prerequisites: PADI Adventure Diver (or qualifying certification)
  • Total time commitment: 2-3 days (dives must be completed over a minimum of two days)
  • Minimum age: 15 years or older

THINGS TO CONSIDER

Minimum age: 10 or older

Course prerequisites: PADI (Junior) Open Water Diver

OTHER COSTS AND EQUIPMENT

This course requires both knowledge development and in-person training for certification.

When you purchase the PADI eLearning course or PADI Manual (diveshop), the cost covers the knowledge development portion only.

There is an additional cost to complete your practical training with a PADI Instructor. Please contact your PADI Dive Center or Resort for pricing. If you do not own a set of scuba equipment, you will need to rent gear.

In addition to scuba gear required for the environment, during this course you may use:

  • Dive lights
  • Slate and underwater compass for mapping and navigation
  • Line and reel (for practicing wreck penetration)

Other equipment appropriate for wreck diving in your area (ask your instructor).

MEDICAL REQUIREMENTS

Scuba diving requires a minimum level of health and fitness. Chronic health conditions, certain medications and/or recent surgery may require you to get written approval from a physician before diving. Avoid disappointment, review the Diver Medical form to ensure you won’t need a physician’s approval to dive before enrolling in a scuba course. Instructors, divemasters and dive shop staff are not physicians and should not be asked for medical advice; only medical professionals can give medical clearance to dive.

If you (or your physician) have questions about medical fitness to dive, contact the experts at Divers Alert Network (DAN).