PADI Wreck Diver
Explore more with the PADI Wreck Diver Course
Are Warships, Ships Wrecks, Tanks, Aeroplanes and even cars are your passion?
Sunken warships are not that unique because an act of war or weather; they are in random locations around the world.
But in most cases, warships are sunk too deep for any diver to visit. That’s not the case in Victoria, Australia. We already have ships and submarines, plus numerous other wrecks which were deliberately scuttled in-depth accessible to both recreational and technical scuba divers.
Maybe Artificial reefs are your passion?
There are numerous other wrecks, some dating back to the 1800s. Plus we have the ships graveyard, just off Port Phillip Bay, in the Bass Strait. These wreck dive sites are all teeming with marine life.
PADI Wreck Diver Course Outline
A PADI Wreck Diver course introduces you to wreck diving safety as well as the historical and legal aspects of wreck diving. You will also cover navigation, mapping, reel use, and buoyancy techniques.
- Demonstrate practical wreck diving knowledge, including recognizing and avoiding potential hazards, and planning procedures that make wreck diving fun.
- To enable you to explain the historical value of wrecks, social and legal issues surrounding that value, and describe some of its implications, including the pros and cons of removing artifacts from shipwrecks.
- Plan and organize dives to safely explore wrecks found within conditions that are as good as or better than those in which you have been trained. And within a comparable or shallower depth.
- To enable you to identify the hazards of wreck penetration diving and demonstrate the techniques and procedures
- Safety considerations, for navigating and exploring wrecks.
- Surveying and mapping a wreck.
- To use penetration lines and reels to guide you while exploring an underwater wreck.
- Learn special fin kicking techniques to avoid silting up the water and not disturbing the wreck and its inhabitants.
What are the Wreck Speciality course prerequisites?
Must be aged over 15 years of age
Be certified as at least a PADI Adventure Diver or an Advanced Open Water diver if trained by another agency
What will I need?
Your mask, snorkel, fins and boots, And hardware such as BCD, regulators, dive computer and wetsuit.
A primary and a backup underwater diving torches, A flat slate, Compass, Wreck Reel
A surface marker buoy for boat diving
What does the course include?
- Home study
- An evening of theory at the dive shop
- Air fills on the course
- A sling tank to use on the course (pony bottle)
- Three boat dives and one shore dive
- PADI Wreck Diver certification (which goes towards your Master Scuba Diver rating)