Specialty Courses - Wreck Diver

Divers Investigating a Wreck

Picture Courtesy: Ryan Giersdorf

Want to explore sunken ships, crashed planes and lost treasures beneath the surface? Then the PADI Wreck Diver program is just want you want. To venture into PADI's Wreck Diver program, you'll need to be at least a PADI Adventures In Diving or Advanced Open Water Diver, and be at least 15.

During your PADI Wreck Diver program you'll go on four open water dives, which may be conducted over at least two days. This is where you'll put in to practice the infomation you gained from listening to your instructor and from the PADI Wreck Diving Manaual and video. Infomation contained in your program includes:

  • The planning, organization, procedures, techniques, problems and hazards of wreck diving.
  • The preparation and use of lights, air supplies, special equipment, penetration lines and reels.
  • Limited-visibility diving techniques and emergency procedures.
  • The elective wreck dive conducted during the program may count toward this specialty at the discretion of the instructor.

To explore the treasures hidden beneath the surface, stop by your local PADI Dive Center or Resort and sign up for the Wreck Diver program today.

*Wreck penetration-training dives are limited to within the light zone and within 40 metres/130 feet from the surface, vertical and horizontal distance included. If the wreck used for training is located in deep water (over 18 metres/60 feet), the Deep Diver rating is recommended as a prerequisite for the Wreck Diver program.

Wreck Diver Specialty

Prerequisites: Must be at least 15 years old and be certified PADI Advanced Open Water Diver (or equivalent).



Call to set-up dates for Summer 2012.

Destinations and class dates are subject to change. Please call for confirmation.

Divers in the water.