About the Course
Ships, aeroplanes, or sunken cities; explore the past through the PADI Wreck Diver Course. You’ll learn how to explore wrecks safely, inside and out, special finning techniques, and how to navigate a wreck.
Upon successful completion of the course you will have the skills and know-how required to dive on and inside wrecks. Dive operators will require this certification before taking you on a wreck penetration dive.
The course is broken up into 2 stages, undertaken one after the other. Click through below to get more details on each of the stages.
Firstly you’ll be provided access to the PADI eLearning materials. You’ll learn about wreck diving and the law, wreck diving hazards, wreck diving techniques, how to map wrecks, and the equipment and procedures for penetrating wrecks. The PADI Wreck Diver course theory is all digital, meaning you can do it from the comfort of your sofa on a computer or smart device.
Typical time commitment: 2-4 hours
Open Water Dives
The PADI Wreck Diver course consists of four open water dives.
Before getting in the water, you’ll do some land-based exercises with your instructor to practice gas switching and penetration line laying. You’ll also make your dive plan, including calculating your gas requirements for the dives.
During the open water dives, you’ll practice navigating a wreck and identifying hazards and potential penetration points, you’ll then move on to practicing deployment and retrieval of a penetration lines, and by the end of the course you will perform a wreck penetration.
Typical time commitment: 2 days
Previous dive experience and/or qualifications: You must be a certified PADI Adventure Diver or PADI Advanced Open Water Diver, or equivilent from another recognised diving agency.
Minimum age: 15 years old.
Medical fitness: In order to take part in diving, you should be medically fit to dive. As part of your booking process, we will ask you to complete a medical form. If the form indicates that you must get a diving physician’s medical evaluation, we recommend getting this sorted in good time ahead of your course, and prior to finalising your booking. We won’t be able to take you diving if you do not obtain any required approvals, and your deposit may be forfeit. For a list of qualified diving physicians, visit the SPUMS website.
Our base price includes the learning and administrative costs of the course. There may be additional costs to consider depending on the course and your individual requirements, we will confirm these with you when you book onto the course. Find below our typical inclusions, and other costs that you may need to consider:
- In-water instruction:
- 2 days of open water diving,
upto 4 open water dives
- Certification processing fee
Other Costs to Consider
- Equipment hire
- Boat tickets
- Air fills
Once you have received your eLearning access code, you can access the learning platform using a computer or a smart device. To access from you computer, log in to the PADI website.
PADI’s online courses are designed to work on the browsers listed below. For the best experience, make sure your browser is up-to-date.
If you plan to be somewhere without internet access, use the PADI Training app to download course content and study offline. Content can be downloaded in small sections. When you get back online, upload your progress so you can resume your training right where you left off.
The PADI Training app is available for Apple® iOS and Android™ devices. For the ideal experience, devices should be no more than three models old and running with the most current OS (operating system).
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