Wreck Diver

PADI Adventure Divers who are at least 15 years old are eligible to take the Wreck Diver course.

What will you learn?

There are many different types of wrecks, some of which are protected by laws that guard their historical and cultural significance. Your training starts by reviewing guidelines for researching and respecting wrecks. During four dives you’ll learn:

  • Safety considerations for navigating and exploring wrecks.

  • Surveying and mapping a wreck.

  • Using penetration lines and reels to guide exploration.

  • Techniques to avoid kicking up silt or disturbing the wreck and its inhabitants.

Get credit! The first dive of this PADI Specialty Diver course may credit as an Adventure Dive toward your Advanced Open Water Diver certification. The PADI Wreck Diver course may also be elgible for college credit. – ask your instructor about earning credit.

How can you start learning now?

Contact us to sign up for the Wreck Diver course and get your PADI Wreck Diver manual and video. Read the manual and watch the video before meeting with your PADI Instructor to discuss the wrecks you’ll visit during your open water scuba dives.

What scuba gear will you use?

In the PADI Wreck Diver course, you will use basic scuba equipment. You will also need a dive light to see into the wreck, a slate, an underwater compass for mapping and navigation and a line and reel for practicing wreck penetration. Your PADI Instructor may suggest additional equipment appropriate for wreck diving locally.

Next Step

Explore history and earn your next certification, contact us to sign up for the Wreck Diver course.