Whether sunk on purpose as an artificial reef or the result of mishap, wrecks open fascinating windows to the past. Most divers find wrecked ships, aeroplanes and even automobiles nearly irresistible because they’re 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 wreck diving.
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 recognises that a small hole or open door likely caused the vessel’s demise.
What Will You Learn?
- Techniques for diving and exploring shipwrecks
- How to avoid common hazards and risks
- How to research and learn the background of your favourite wrecks
- Wreck scuba diving equipment considerations
- Considerations and techniques for entering intact wrecks
- How to communicate inside a wreck including the use and signalling of dive lights
- How to safely use a spool to navigate inside a wreck, and how to follow a buddy’s previously-laid line
- Specialised finning techniques to avoid silt disturbance
- Experience in planning, organizing and making at least four wreck dives under the supervision of your PADI Instructor.
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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. Other training to consider is the PADI Enriched Air Diver course on your way to PADI Master Scuba Diver which allows you to increase your bottom time and spend as much time as possible underwater, especially important when planning a wreck penetration