PADI Wreck Diver Course

 
Course Introduction

Dive into the past and take the PADI Wreck Scuba Diver Course. I always wonder what happened? Who was on board and what will I find?

The purpose of the PADI Wreck Diver Specialty course is to familiarize divers with the skills, knowledge, planning, organization, procedures, techniques, problems, hazards and excitement of diving on wrecks. The Wreck Diver Specialty course is intended as a safe, supervised introduction to wreck diving, with emphasis on fun and safety.

 

Course Overview

The goals of PADI Wreck Diver training are:
1. Upon completing this program, the student should be able to demonstrate practical wreck diving knowledge, including recognizing and avoiding potential hazards, and planning procedures that make wreck diving fun.

2. Upon completing this program, the student should be able to explain the historical value of wrecks, social and legal issues surrounding that value, and describe some of wreck diving’s implications, including the pros and cons of removing artifacts from wrecks.

3. Upon completing this program, the student should be able to plan and organize dives to safely explore wrecks found within depths and conditions as good as or better than those he has been trained in.

4. Upon completing this program, the student should be able to identify the hazards of wreck penetration diving and demonstrate the techniques and procedures required to minimize those hazards.

So journey back in time with me and sign up today for the PADI Wreck Scuba Diver Course and let’s go exploring.

 

academics

The PADI Wreck Diver Course begins with independent study and knowledge development. Students will begin by watching the PADI Wreck Diver video. Then Students will read and complete all knowledge reviews inside of their PADI Wreck Diver Specialty Manual.

 

Open Water Training Dives

Wreck Training Dive One
By the end of this dive, the student should be able to:
• Swim on the outside of a wreck, maintaining proper buoyancy control, and identifying and avoiding potential hazards, under the direct supervision of a Teaching Status PADI Instructor
• Navigate on a wreck so that the ascent point can be located without surfacing, with the assistance of the instructor.
• Maintain neutral buoyancy and body position so that the bottom is avoided.

Wreck Training Dive Two
By the end of this dive, the student should be able to:
• Swim along the outside of a wreck, in a buddy team, identifying and avoiding potential hazards.
• With a buddy, map a wreck (or portion of a wreck), determining approximate size and marking points of interest.
• Survey a wreck for a penetration dive and evaluate possible entrances.
• Navigate on a wreck, returning to the ascent point without surfacing.

Wreck Training Dive Three
By the end of this dive, the student should be able to:
• Demonstrate the deployment and retrieval of a penetration line, for practice, on the outside of a wreck, while working in buddy teams.
• Swim along the deployed penetration line so as to maintain contact with the line without kicking up silt and holding on to a dive light.
• Navigate on a wreck so that the ascent point can be located without surfacing.

Wreck Training Dive Four A
By the end of this dive, students should be able to:
• Plan and perform an actual wreck penetration under your direct supervision:
• Determining air supply and penetration limits.
• Swimming without causing excessive silt disturbance.
• Maintaining contact with the line.
• Using a dive light while following a penetration line.
• Navigate on a wreck so that the ascent point can be located without surfacing.

Wreck Training Dive Four B
By the end of this dive, the student should be able to:
• Organize and conduct a wreck dive with a buddy, but with only minimal instructor assistance.
• Swim on the outside of a wreck, identifying and avoiding possible hazards.
• Navigate on a wreck so that the ascent point can be located without surfacing.

 

Wreck Dive Site Locations

We conduct our Wreck dives on a multitude of different wrecks at different depths right offshore from Boca Raton, Deerfield Beach, Pompano Beach and Lauderdale by the sea.

 

    course duration

    The total course duration is approximately 24 hours typically conducted over 3 to 4 classes. For more information on specific scheduling for this course please click on the calendar below.

     

    Recommended Additional Training (optional)

    We suggest that all divers enrolling in PADI Specialty Course take the PADI Enriched Air Scuba Diver Course first in order to increase bottom time during your training dives.

    Click here for more information on PADI Eriched Diver Course.

     

Course Prerequisites

    prerequisite training

    PADI Adventure Diver (or qualifying certification from another training organization similar to that of a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver)

     

    Age requirements

    PADI Wreck Diver Minimum Age Requirement is 15 years old.

     
    depth restrictions

    The maximum depth is 40 meters/130 feet and for Junior Divers (12-14 years old) the maximum depth is 21 meters/70 feet.

     

    required Books

    The PADI Wreck Diver Crewpak

    Crewpak: includes Wreck Diving DVD and Specialty Manual.

     

    required equipment

    Each Student participating in the PADI Wreck Diver course will need to have their own Wreck Real and 2 underwater lights for training.

     

    Standard SCUBA Gear: Mask, Fins, Snorkel, Compass, Dive Computer or Dive Watch, Knife, Safety Sausage, Communication Slate, Safety Whistle, Dive Lights, BCD, Regulators with Submersible Pressure Gauge, Tanks, Weights, Gloves and Wetsuit if required(during winter classes).

    Rental equipment is not included in this class. If you need to rent equipment please do not forget to select the rental equipment you will need when you book your course.

    All Students Are Required to Have a Dive Computer or Dive Watch.

     

    waivers and liability releases

    All participants must sign the following PADI release prior to any in water training. Parent or guardian signature is requiredfor participants younger than legal age for all PADI programs.

    Certification

    Upon successful completion of the course, you will be awarded the PADI Wreck Diver Specialty certification. Certification means you’re qualified to:

    1. Plan, organize, make and log recreational dives on wrecks in conditions generally comparable to or better than those you’re trained in.

    2. Make limited penetration dives into suitable wrecks, staying within the natural light zone and not penetrating more than 40 linear meters/130 linear feet from the surface.

    3. Apply for the rating of Master Scuba Diver if you are a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver (or have a qualifying certification from another organization) and a PADI Rescue Diver (or have a qualifying certification from another organization) with certification in four other PADI Specialty ratings.

PADI Course Cost, Location and Schedule

    Sign-up Today Start Diving Tomorrow

    We offer private lessons seven days a week. Sign up today and start diving tomorrow. We offer group lessons twice a month. Check the course schedule for more details.

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Youth Diving Responsibility and Risk

Parents and Junior Divers Must Watch This Video Together