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PADI Wreck Diver Specialty

Why PADI Wreck Diver?

There's nothing quite like the thrill of diving a wreck for the first time. Descending, you try to catch your first glimpse. At, first you see nothing and then a hazy outline appears. For a moment you're confused as your brain tries to sort it out, then the wreck resolves into clear view as you arrive upon it.

What do I need to start?

  • Have a minimum certification as an Adventure Diver (or qualifying certification, equivalent to PADI Advanced Open Water Diver, from another organization)
  • Be at least 15 years old
  • For wreck diving beyond 18m PADI Deep Diver certification is strongly recommended.

What will I do?

Over the four Open Water dives you will learn how to maintain proper buoyancy control while swimming on a wreck; how to navigate, with a buddy, around the outside of the wreck while identifying and avoiding potential. hazards. You will learn how to map a wreck andStern gun on SS Thistlegorm determine its approximate dimensions.

On dive two you will survey a wreck for a penetration dive and evaluate possible entrances and exits. On dive three you will practice line laying on the outside of the wreck and learn how to safely follow the line back to your exit point while using a torch and reel.

 On dive four you will either plan and perform a wreck penetration under your instructor's direct supervision or you and your buddy will organise, plan and conduct a non-penetrating wreck dive from start to finish yourselves.

How long will it take?

  • Three hours (approximately) of classroom presentations and discussions
  • Minimum Open Water Training: 4 dives over two days

Where can I go from here?

The Wreck Diver Specialty course counts as one of five Specialty courses required for your Master Scuba Diver certification.

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