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PADI Specialty Courses

Wreck Diver

TRIP ONLY
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Whether purpose-sunk as an artificial reef for scuba divers, or lost as the result of an accident, wrecks are fascinating windows to the past. Ships, airplanes, and even cars are fascinating to explore and usually teem with aquatic life. Each wreck dive offers a chance for discovery, potentially unlocking a mystery or spying something others have missed. 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 wrecks. During four 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 and its inhabitants 

 

Required Equipment: 

​Besides your basic scuba equipment, you will need:

  • Dive light 

  • Compass for mapping and navigation

  • Line & reel for practicing wreck penetration

**Rental of any scuba equipment is not included in any MSD Continuing Education course. 

 

Prerequisites: 

  • PADI Open Water Certification (or Junior Open Water)

  • Students must be 15 years old or older at the start of the course

How Do I Start: 

Contact MSD to see about trip offerings that would be eligible to complete this specialty.