SSI Wreck diving Specialty Course
Why do the SSI Wreck Diving specialty course?
As many wreck lovers confess, wreck diving not merely diving, it provides an insight to the past. It offers divers a new outlet of adventure, providing a change from the normal coral reef diving. Of course, there are always stories, and even conspiracy theories surrounding a submerged ship. In this course, you will learn not only about skills of the wreck diving specialty course, but skills to gather information about a wreck.
During your wreck diving specialty adventure, you learn how to dive a wreck in regards of the environmental condition.
By the end of the course, you will gain an understanding on how to judge a wreck site, and order to decide level and skills to dive without compromising the safety factor.
What do you do and where do we teach you
In Phuket, there are an abundant amount of wrecks of various sizes lying on the seabed. Ranging from the large King Cruiser wreck to the wreck cluster at Bay 1 of Racha Yai, we have plenty to offer when it comes to your Wreck Diving. Your SSI Wreck Diving Specialty course takes 3 dives to complete, so basically you need just one day.
Conveniently sunk in between Phuket and Phi Phi some 10 years back, King Cruiser is the largest wreck in Phuket water. Utilized as a passenger of the Phuket-Phi Phi line, this wreck sunk after hitting Anemone Reef. With the deepest part lying around 35m underwater, this wreck is perfect for a combination of SSI Wreck, Nitrox, and Deep Diving Specialty course. Many divers use a Sidemount system to dive here as well.
With a nicely intact interior, Blue Label also conduct wreck penetration here on our Advance Wreck courses.
Bay 1, Racha Yai
Bay 1 of Racha Yai is known for having a fleet of sunken wreck. Harruby Liveaboard was a dive boat wreck at 24m, and further east lies a fishing boat wreck. Schools of fishes make these wrecks their home. On the north part of Bay one, an old sail boat lies asleep here at 20m. Further south, the amazing Mystery Wreck lies at the depth of 34m.
This wreck is a good getaway for experienced diver from the crowded area, and a training ground for our Deep Specialty course. We are proud to say that we are one of the few dive centers that do regular dives at the Mystery Wreck.
Who can enroll/start and what do you need
|Minimum Age:||10 years old (12 years old for Deep Diving)|
|Min Certification/diver level:||Open Water Diver|
|Min amount of dives:||recommended 10 dives|
|Course duration:||2 days|
|About this course:||SSI Advance Adventurer is a next level training of Open Water. It opens up depth access to 30m.|
|Certification available through:||SSI|
|Combination of Courses:||SSI Open Water Course + SSI Advance Adventurer/
SSI Advance Adventurer + Nitrox Specialty
|What do I do next:||Nitrox Specialty/
Stress and Rescue Specialty + React Right
Day trip for Wreck Specialty
- 07:15am – 07:45am Pickup from your Hotel
- 08:00am The Boats Depart from Chalong Pier to Racha Yai/King Cruiser
- 10:00am – 12:00pm First two dives of the day
- 01:00pm Lunch time
- 02:00pm Third dive of the day
- 03:00pm Departure from Racha/King Cruiser (relaxing time!)
- 05:00pm Estimated time of arrival at Chalong Pier
- 05:30pm – 06:00pm Arrival at your hotel
How much does it cost and what is included in the price? and why Blue Label Diving?
We have over 8 year experience running a dive shop in Phuket. Our instructors are all tech divers and Dive Instructors. Some even technical diving instructors and Dive Medics.
We take diving serious but with a smile. We don’t care about quantity but QUALITY!
We teach in several languages such as: English, Chinese, French, German, Dutch, Malay, Thai etc.
As Blue Label do not like un-welcome surprises, we clearly list out what is included and what is not included in your course payment.
We teach at an instructor to student ratio of 1:1. Or with your family or group of friends of course. Our max is 2 students per instructor.
Included: instructor fee, materials fee, equipment rental fee, pickups, breakfast and lunch, boat fee and Excluded: personal items (towels, sunblock etc.), dive computer rentals (300 baht)
The Dive Equipment list
Below are the equipment needed and included in the course package.
- Mask + Snorkel
- Fins (boots if required)
- Wetsuit/Skin Suit
- BCD + Weight System
- SMB + Spool
This course opens up a path to: