WRECK SPECIALTY COURSE
The PADI Wreck Specialty course teaches you the ins and outs of rewarding, responsible wreck diving.
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.
There is nothing like the thrill of wreck diving for the first time. Descending downward you try to catch a glimpse.
At first there’s just blue water; then a dark shadow, a hazy outline begins to appear as the wreck materializes into view. You have arrived on a piece of history, a disaster from the past, or a new condo for the inhabitants of the ocean. Diving wrecks is an adventure in exploring humanity’s loss and nature’s gain.
This specialty provides a basic overview of wreck diving and will develop your knowledge, skills and techniques that you need to safely to explore wrecks. The class includes ‘how to research & locate wrecks’.
Student prerequisites PADI Wreck Specialty Course:
PADI WRECK SPECIALTY
|Minimum age:||Be a minimum age of eighteen (18) or fifteen (15) with parental consent|
|Min certification/diver level:||PADI Advanced Diver or equivalent|
|Min amount of dives:||15 logged Open Water Dives|
|Course Duration:||2-3 days including 4 dives|
|System:||Single Open Circuit or Sidemount|
|Prerogatives:||After certification as a wreck diver, student’s can engage in wreck diving to a maximum of 40msw* Without penetration|
|Certification available through:||PADI|
|Combination of courses:||Deep Diver or EAN|
|What Can I do next:||Advanced Nitrox or Deep Specialty or OW Rebreather|