Ships, aeroplanes, cars and other wrecks found under the surface are always fascinating to explore and usually become inhabited by an abundance of aquatic life. Each wreck offers a chance for a challenge, discovery and exploration!
Why be certified?
Whether wrecks have been sunk for diving purpose, or lost as the result of an accident – wrecks are always fascinating windows to the past. The PADI Wreck Diver course is popular as it offers rewarding adventures while observing responsible wreck diving practices.
What will I learn?
There are many different types of wrecks, many of which are protected by laws and guidelines. During 4 open water dives you will learn; safety considerations for navigating and exploring wrecks, surveying and mapping a wreck, using penetration lines and reels to guide exploration, techniques to avoid kicking up silt or disturbing the wreck or the life around it.
How long will it take?
If you completed a wreck dive as part of your Advanced Open Water course: you will need to complete three wreck dives. If you didn’t complete a wreck dive as part of your Advanced Open Water Course: you will need to complete four wreck dives.
You need to be at least 15 years old and certified as PADI Advanced Open Water.
You will be asked to complete the PADI Medical Questionnaire when enrolling in any scuba diving course with Dolphin Scuba. This questionnaire is designed to identify any health issues that could cause complications while diving. If you answer ‘no’ to all the questions you won’t need to do any more. If you have any answers ‘yes’ you will need to see a doctor for a Recreational Diving Medical before starting your course.
Download the PADI Medical Form here
What will it cost?
Cost of $149 includes tuition, material and PADI certification card. Boat trips and rental fees are not included.
Where can I go from here?
The PADI Wreck Diver Certification counts towards the Master Scuba Diver Rating – the highest recreational certification offered by PADI. The Master Scuba Diver Certification is earned through significant experience and scuba training, with fewer than two percent of divers achieving this level of recreational certification! Through completion of the Wreck Diver Specialty you could be one step closer to joining this elite group of divers.
How do I book?
Just pop into the shop (we are open 7 days a week) or call us on 08 9353 2488.