Whether sunk on purpose as an artificial reef or the result of mishap, wrecks open interesting windows to the past. Most divers locate wrecked ships, airplanes and even automobiles approximately irresistible because theyre intriguing to explore, exciting avenues of discovery, and usually teeming with aquatic life. The PADI Wreck Diver course teaches you the ins and outs of rewarding, responsible smash diving.
The Fun Part
The fun part of the PADI Wreck Diver course is visiting wrecks, unlocking mysteries and starting to gain the knowledge and experience that allows you to see things that others overlook. Sometimes, only the trained, experienced eye recognizes that a little hole or open door likely caused the vessels demise.
What You Learn
- Techniques for diving exploring shipwrecks, and how to avoid common hazards
- How to research and learn the background of your favorite wrecks
- Wreck scuba diving equipment considerations
- Considerations and techniques for entering intact wrecks
- Experience in planning, organizing and making at least four smash dives below the supervision of your PADI Instructor
The Scuba Gear You Use
You use all the basic scuba gear including a dive computer, some accessories and a dive light.
A dive light and smash reel is required and can be purchased at a student discount at Aquatic Safaris.
The Learning Materials You Need
Prepare for the exciting -and specialized- world of wreck diving with PADIs Wreck Diver crewpak. Preview the skills youll practice during your open water dives, become familiar with smash diving etiquette, and take in breath-taking images from smash diving hotspots around the world.
The instruction material is included in your course fee.
To enroll in the PADI Wreck Diver course, you must
- Be 15 years or older
- Have a PADI Advanced Diver certification (or have a qualifying certification from another organization)
Your Next Adventure
Many shipwrecks are often found in deeper water. That’s why the PADI Wreck Diver course is a natural companion to the PADI Deep Diver course.
Other training to consider is the PADI Enriched Air Diver course on your way to PADI Master Scuba Diver.
Upcoming Wreck Diver Classes Full Instruction Schedule here
|Class:||Dates & Times:||Instructor||Cost:||Space
Class: Jul 13 6-9PM
Dive: Jul 14, 15 8AM-1:30PM
Class is scheduled for Ed's Lobster wreck and the Normannia on Sat and Hyde and Markham on Sun.
Class: Jul 20 6-9PM
Dive: Jul 21 8AM-4PM, 22 7:30AM-2PM
Class is scheduled to dive Ed's lobster wreck and Normannia on Sat and Hyde and Markham on Sun.
Class: Aug 17 6-9PM
Dive: Aug 18 8AM-4PM, 19 7:30AM-2PM
|Minimum age||15 years.|
|Equipment provided by student||Student is responsible for providing their own gear or can rent for $75 to the entire class from Aquatic Safaris. Student must have a wreck reel.|
|Services provided by Aquatic Safaris||One classroom session, four open water dives.|
|Course cost||$160 per student. Your payment secures your class spot and gets you the learning materials.|
|Required books & materials||Wreck Diver CrewPak – included in course fee.|
|Additional expenses||Cost of two charters for wreck dives, optional gear rental $75|
Your Next Adventure
Many shipwrecks are often found in deeper water. That’s why the PADI Wreck Diver course is a natural companion to the PADI Deep Diver course. Sometimes you can take these two specialties concurrently.