Scuba diving around a wreck makes for an interesting dive, but add a little more excitement and explore the inside with our PADI Wreck Specialty course.
You will be introduced to limited wreck penetration and line-laying with specialist equipment, you are taught the fundamental principles of planning and executing safe and enjoyable wreck dives. With the emphasis on safety, your Instructor will help you to learn several methods of wreck navigation, along with propulsion and buoyancy techniques to avoid the hazards of silt in an overhead environment.
Wreck Diver Pre-Requisites
Students must be certified as a PADI Adventure Diver, or have a qualifying certification from another training organisation.
Minimum age 15.
All students must fill in a PADI Medical Questionnaire prior to participation.
What will I do?
The course consists of knowledge development and four open water dives which will cover:
The planning, organisation, procedures, techniques, problems and hazards of wreck diving
The preparation and use of lights, air supplies, special equipment, penetration lines and reels
Limited visibility diving techniques and emergency procedures
Knowledge Development is based on a self-study method, allowing you to study in your own time, at your own pace, backed up by an academic session with a PADI Instructor, to ensure full understanding of wreck diving theory.
Open Water Dives - Students must complete four open water dives to certify as a PADI Wreck Diver. During these dives you will navigate and map a wreck identifying hazards, points of interest and potential penetration points. Prior to planning and executing an actual penetration dive you will practice line deployment/retrieval, finning techniques and correct line contact.
1 Evening for Theory
4 Open Water Dives - 2 Days at a UK inland dive site
Includes all equipment hire, air, tuition, PADI Wreck Diver Manual, PADI Certification fee. Not entry fees to inland dive sites.
How do I sign up?
To book your place please call or email us. A non-refundable deposit is required on booking to secure your place, and you will be issued with your training materials and confirmation of the start date.
Now that you have the taste for exciting wreck dives, why not explore those a little deeper by enrolling on the PADI Deep Diver Specialty course. Many of the less explored wrecks lie in deeper water, which require more in depth dive planning and equipment considerations.
During the PADI Deep Diver course you will learn how to plan, set-up and execute deep dives with particular consideration to factors such as increased air consumption, temperature changes, shorter no-decompression limits and physiological effects like nitrogen narcosis.
How much does it cost?
Wreck Diver course costs
£320 per person