Whether sunk on purpose as an artificial reef or the result of a mishap, wrecks open fascinating windows to the past. Most divers find wrecked ships, airplanes, and even automobiles 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.
Nature provides plenty to see on any dive, but man has also left behind an enormous supply of things to explore underwater. Wreck diving is an exciting way to combine your passion for diving with a truly unusual view of history. With wreck diving sites dotted around the globe, there’s an almost infinite supply of places to visit to indulge in this fascinating experience. However, the first step is learning the details of how to safely explore wreck dive sites.
PADI’s Wreck Diver course is one of the most popular specialty courses available. It offers divers everything they need to expand their diving capabilities to include explorations of sunken ships, planes, and automobiles. Beyond teaching key safety measures, the wreck diver course also helps you learn to identify interesting aspects of wrecks that might not be obvious to the untrained eye. It all adds up to better, more interesting dive experiences.
During the wreck course, you’ll receive instruction and practical guidance that will teach you:
You’ll also plan, organize and carry out at least four wreck dives with your PADI Instructor.
Many shipwrecks are often found in deeper water. That’s why the PADI Wreck Diver course is a natural companion to the PADI Deep Diver course. Sometimes you can take these two specialties concurrently. Other training to consider is the PADI Enriched Air Diver course on your way to PADI Master Scuba Diver.
For more information about this or other PADI courses have a chat with one of the American Divers International Team members.