Get Your PADI Wreck Diver Certification Today.

Ready to start looking for treasure? Then this might be the course for you.

When I’m exploring a shipwreck I always wonder what happened to the ship to make it sink and of course what will I find. The exploration of Shipwrecks is inherently dangerous. So it is very important to have the proper training before you get started looking for treasures.

Each wreck dive offers a chance for discovery, potentially unlocking a mystery or finding something others have missed.

Ready to get started?

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PADI Wreck Diver Course$449pp. Use Promo Code (Wreck) to save $151 off the regular price of $600

Scheduling Options

PADI Wreck Diver Course (Midweek)

Tuesday Night 6 PM to 8 PM – Academics.

Wednesday 8 AM to 2 PM – Wreck Training Dives 1 & 2

Thursday 8 AM to 2 PM - Wreck Training Dives 3 & 4

PADI Wreck Diver Course (Weekend)

Friday Night 6 PM to 9 PM – Academics.

Saturday 8 AM to 2 PM – Wreck Training Dives 1 & 2

Sunday 8 AM to 2 PM - Wreck Training Dives 3 & 4

Note: private classes and custom schedules are available upon request.

course prerequisites

Training Prerequisites

If you’ve earned the PADI or Equivalent Adventure Diver rating or higher, and you’re at least 15 years old, you can enroll in the PADI Wreck Diver course

Age Requirements

The PADI Wreck Driver Course is for ages 15 Years and Older.

Swimming Requirements


Waivers and Liability Releases

All participants will need to have a completed set of liability releases signed and dated prior to any in water training. Participants under the age of 18 will need to have a parent or guardian signatures as well. No exceptions

Course Duration

The duration of the PADI Wreck Diver Course is between 1 ½ and 2 ½ days depending on the style of academics you choose. The course is performance-based so we do not like to rush. We want to make sure everyone is safe and fully understands the skills of the day. So there is a start time but never a set finish time.

Certification Process

Once a student has completed all of their performance requirements, we will process their certification card. Once processed the student will be a certified scuba diver.

Certification Card

As soon as we process your certification you will receive an email with a temporary card good for 30 days. Your permanent card should arrive within 1 to 2 weeks after certification. Don’t panic if you’re going on a trip. Once we process your card immediately you are listed in the system as a certified diver. This information can be accessed by any dive shop anywhere in the world. So even if you forget your card you can still dive.

Course Overview

The PADI Wreck Diver Specialty course is popular because it offers rewarding adventures while observing responsible wreck diving practices. There are many different types of wrecks, some of which are protected by laws that guard their historical and cultural significance. Your training starts by reviewing guidelines for researching and respecting historical and cultural wreck sites.

What You Learn

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.

One Option for Academics

1. Traditional Academics (included with your course)

2. Online Academics (Not Available at This Time)

1. Traditional Academics (included with your course)

What Is Traditional Academics?

Traditional academics begin with home study followed by a short session with your instructor in the classroom.

Home Study

You begin the academics in the comfort of your own home. Once you sign up for the course, you will receive all the academic materials needed to complete the home study portion of your course.

Step One: You will start the home study portion of your PADI Wreck Diver course by watching the PADI Wreck Diver course video. This will prepare you for your next step.

Step two: You will need to complete the knowledge reviews at the end of each chapter in your PADI Wreck Diver course manual to prepare you for your next step.

Step Three: review dive tables and dive computer functions. This will get you ready for your classroom session.

Don’t panic if you’re having trouble with the tables or dive computer we will go over in the class room


Step four: Begins with the short review of your PADI Wreck Diver knowledge reviews

Step five: Complete our dive plan for the next day’s dives

Required PADI Course Materials

A. The PADI Wreck Diver Crewpak – Table Version (Most Popular & Economical)

Includes: Wreck Diving DVD and Specialty Manual (required)

2. Online Academics (Not Available at This Time)

What Is Online Academics?

The PADI online academics program is great for students who are short on time. You will complete all of your academics in the comfort of your own home at your own pace. There are additional costs associated with the PADI online academic program.

Wreck Diver Training Dives

There are 4 Wreck training dives that will need to be completed before you can become a Certified PADI Wreck Diver.

Dive One: Skills demonstration, Safety considerations for navigating and exploring wrecks.

Dive Two: Skills demonstration, Surveying and mapping a wreck.

Dive Three: Skills demonstration, Using penetration lines and reels to guide exploration.

Four: Techniques to avoid kicking up silt or disturbing the wreck and its inhabitants.

Each open water dive is approximately 1 hour, air and bottom time permitting.

Depths and Restrictions after Certification

This course does not change your depth rating or restrictions. Check your highest certification level for your depth rating and restrictions.

Required Scuba Gear

You will need the following gear for this course:

Standard Gear Set

Mask, Snorkel, Fins, BCD, Regulator Set with Gauges, Dive Light, Knife/Cutters, SMB, Thermal Protection, Tanks and Weights

Specialty Gear Required For This Course

Dive Computer

Primary Dive Light

Backup Dive Light

Slate with Pencil

Wreck Real

Rental Scuba Gear

Don’t have a complete set of gear yet? No Problem, we can rent you some or all of the gear you will need for this course. We do not rent Thermal Protection

Purchasing Scuba Gear

Why Purchase Your Scuba Gear from Us?

It’s simple. Nobody Beats Our Prices, Manufacturer Guarantees Or Customer Service Guaranteed. Your instructor will help you pick out the proper gear your course, make sure it’s properly adjusted and ready to dive. We have the best prices on thermal protection in town. We’ve got your back.

Personal Scuba Gear

New Gear

Stops do not go out and purchase Scuba gear from a third-party for your class. This could be an expensive mistake. New Scuba diving gear always requires minor adjustments and a safety inspection before it is used. If you have purchased your Scuba gear from a third-party either online or at another dive center and it has a malfunction during your class. You will have to pay to reschedule the portion of the class you missed due to your gear malfunction.

Used Gear

We do not accept gear that is Out of service, unsafe or damaged to be used in any of our programs. Equipment must be serviced annually to be considered in service. If you have any questions on whether the gear you have will be acceptable for this program, please contact us prior to class for a free gear evaluation. We service and repair Scuba gear. Safety First!

Scuba Gear and Special Promotional Deals

Rental gear is typically not included in any special promotional deals. Please read the fine print on all special deals to find out whether your rental gear is included in your course.

Your Next Step

Extend Your Bottom Time With Enriched Air (Nitrox).

The PADI Enriched Air (Nitrox) diver course will certify you to use Enriched Air (Nitrox) to stay down longer during your shallow water dives.  Also by breathing a higher concentration of oxygen during your dive, you will come back feeling refreshed and ready for more diving.

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