The PADI Wreck Diver CourseWhether 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 PartThe 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.
Get College CreditYou may be able to earn college credit for the PADI Wreck Diver Specialty course.
What You LearnTechniques 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
The Scuba Gear You UseYou use all the basic scuba gear including a dive computer, some accessories and a dive light. Check with your local dive shop about gear rentals and packages offered with this course. You can find most everything at the scuba diving shop in your area.
The Learning Materials You NeedPrepare for the exciting and specialized- world of wreck diving with PADI's Wreck Diver crewpak. Preview the skills you'll practice during your open water dives, become familiar with wreck diving etiquette, and take in breath-taking images from wreck diving hotspots around the world.
PrerequisitesTo enroll in the PADI Wreck Diver course, you must Be 15 years or older Have a PADI Adventure Diver (not yet on site map) certification (or have a qualifying certification from another organization)
Your Next Adventure
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.
HOW TO ENROLL IN CLASS
First, Please read the PADI Medical Statement to see if you will need to obtain a doctor's approval before enrolling. Next visit our class calendar page and select the class that best meets your schedule. Complete details on class locations and hours are available on the class calendar page, should you have additional questions just email or call us at 317-220-0515