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PADI Wreck Diver

Whether a wreck was sunk intentionally for a specific purpose, it’s an artificial reef or the result of mishap, wrecks open fascinating windows to the past. Most divers find wrecked ships, airplanes and even automobiles irresistible because they’re intriguing to explore but with these 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.


Classroom Sessions: 1 Classroom Session

Pool Sessions: 1 Pool Session

Open Water Dives: 4 Open Water Dives

Minimum Age: Minimum Age X years old

Pre-Requisites: Successful completion of a medical questionnaire + Open Water Certification

Cost: £160.00

Included: PADI Crewpak© and Kit Hire

The Fun Part

The fun part of the PADI Wreck Diver course isunderstanding the potential of visiting wrecks, unlocking mysteries and starting to gain the knowledge and experience that allows you to see things that others can very easily overlook. Sometimes, only the highly trained, and very experienced eye can recognise that a small hole or open door was the likely cause of 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 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

Your Next Adventure

Many shipwrecks are often found in deeper water usually due to the fact that, logically, they travel in deeper water at the time they sunk. 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. It is important to understand that any attempt to penetrate a wreck without this specialist training is extremely dangerous and can cause unnecessary injury  and can, in extreme cases, can be fatal.  

Other training to consider is the PADI Enriched Air Diver course on your way to PADI Master Scuba Diver.