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PADI WRECK DIVER


The Wreck Diver Specialty course is intended as a safe, supervised introduction to wreck diving, with emphasis on fun and safety.  The climax of the course is an optional wreck penetration dive which does not exceed beyond natural light penetration.


Required age/certification level

Minimum age:  15 years old and Padi Adventure Diver certification, or have a qualifying certification from another organization.


There are knowledge reviews in the Padi Wreck Diver manual which must be completed and reviewed by the instructor during a classroom session when you will also watch the Padi Wreck Diver video.


There are 4 dives  in the Wreck Diver Course


Wreck Training Dive One Performance Requirements.

By the end of this dive, the you will swim on the outside of a wreck, maintaining proper buoyancy control, and identifying/avoiding potential hazards. You will navigate around the wreck so that the ascent point can be located without surfacing while maintaining neutral buoyancy and body position so that contact with the bottom is avoided.


Wreck Training Dive Two Performance Requirements.

By the end of this dive, the you will swim along the outside of a wreck, in a buddy team, identifying and avoiding potential hazards while mapping the wreck (or a portion of the wreck), determining approximate size and marking points of interest.  You will also survey the wreck for a penetration dive and evaluate possible entrances while navigating on the wreck, then return to the ascent point without surfacing.


Wreck Training Dive Three Performance Requirements.

By the end of this dive, you will demonstrate the deployment and retrieval of a penetration line, using the outside of the wreck, while working in a buddy team. Then swim along the deployed penetration line so as to maintain contact with the line without kicking up silt and holding on to a dive light. You will also navigate on the wreck so that the ascent point can be located without surfacing.


Wreck Training Dive Four A includes wreck penetration

By the end of this dive, you will plan and perform an actual wreck penetration under direct supervision. You will determining air supply and penetration limits. Swim without causing excessive silt disturbance while maintaining contact with the line, using a dive light and navigate on the wreck so that the ascent point can be located without surfacing.


Wreck Training Dive Four B does not include wreck penetration.

By the end of this dive, you will organize and conduct a wreck dive with a buddy, and only minimal instructor assistance. You will swim on the outside of the wreck, identifying and avoiding possible hazards while navigating on the wreck so the ascent point can be located without surfacing.


Equipment Required

Each diver must have a snorkel, mask, fins, scuba cylinder, buoyancy

control device with low-pressure inflator, regulator a secondary air source, a submersible pressure gauge, a dive knife, a compass, dive lights- a primary and a backup, and a wreck diving reel.


Prices    ( Excluding equipment rental.)

2+People = $370.00 each   Private = $470.00


Padi Wreck Diver Manual


Where can you go from here?

The Wreck Diver course can be just for fun, it's a great introduction to the thrills of wreck diving and may be credited towards a program of speciality courses to achieve the Master Scuba Diver rating.