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PADI Wreck Diver Course


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, airplanes 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 recognizes that a small hole or open door likely caused the vessel’s demise.

You may be able to earn college credit for the PADI Wreck Diver Specialty course.

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 wreck dives under the supervision of your PADI Instructor
 
Sample Schedule


Day 1 Orientation and Deep Diving Equipment, Wreck Dive 1-2

Day 2 Wreck Dive 3-4 (optional Deep Dive see below)

What You Need

Basic Scuba Equipment

Dive Computer

Primary Light

Backup Lights

Cutting Tools
Safety Reel

Lift Bag or Surface Marker
Price: $400

Course includes Crew-Pak/DVD and two days of diving.

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. You can take these two specialties concurrently. $750 for both.