The Wreck Diver Course
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. The Wreck Diver course teaches you the ins and outs of rewarding, responsible wreck diving.
The Fun Part
The fun part of the 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.
What You Learn
Techniques for diving exploring shipwrecks, and how to avoid common hazards
How to research and learn the background of your favourite 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 Instructor
The Scuba Gear You Use
You use all the basic scuba gear including a dive computer, some accessories and a dive light.
The Learning Materials You Need
Prepare for the exciting –and specialized- world of wreck diving with 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.
To enroll you must
Be 15 years or older
Have an SSI Adventure Diver certification (or have a qualifying certification from another organization)
Your Next Adventure
Many shipwrecks are often found in deeper water. That’s why the Wreck Diver course is a natural companion to the Deep Diver course.
Sometimes you can take these two specialties concurrently.
Other training to consider is the Enriched Air Diver course on your way to Master Scuba Diver.