PADI Wreck Diver

As you slowly descend into the blue, the dark shape appears below you, as you go a bit deeper the shape of the wreck beneath you starts to appear before your eyes…


Wreck Diver

The PADI Wreck Diver Specialty shows you how to safely dive on a piece of history. Wrecks are a lure to many divers. Wrecks provide a challenge, a mystery, and are usually teeming with aquatic life.

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, aeroplanes and even cars/trucks nearly irresistible because they’re intriguing to explore, 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.

Due to their background, how they were sunk, and who was on board when they went down, some wrecks demand the utmost respect, knowing the history of a wreck you are diving on is as important as the aqualtic life and intrigue they offer to us.

Wreck dives require you to observe responsible practices to safely explore. Learn about the various types of wrecks, utilise your buoyancy control to protect the wreck and its aquatic life.


During your dives you will learn about:

  • Safety considerations whilst navigating wrecks
  • Surveying and mapping a wreck
  • Using lines & reels to guide wreck penetration
  • Finning techniques to avoid kicking up silt or disturbing the wreck and its inhabitants


/ 4 dives / 2 day course


PREREQUISITES: 15 years; PADI Adventure Diver

COURSE CONTENTS: Home Study; Knowledge Development; Open water dives

EQUIPMENT RECOMMENDED: Dive light; Reel & Line; Underwater Slate; Underwater Compass

RECOMMENDED TEXTS: Encyclopedia of Recreational Diving



A lot of Wrecks lie at depths below your Open Water depth rating. You will find either the PADI Advanced course or the PADI Deep Diver courses will give you more opportunities to dive on Wrecks.



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