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Wreck Diver Speciality

Wreck Diver Speciality

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Who is this course for?

Individuals who wish to know more about the wreck diving including:

Researching wrecks.

Mapping wrecks.

Proper use of lines while wreck diving.

Exploring underwater history.

Course prerequisites

Open Water Scuba Diver, or equivalent.

Minimum age 18, 15 for limited penetration course with parental consent.

Minimum age 10 with parental consent for a non-penetration course.

Junior Open Water Divers may not participate in any penetration activities or dives deeper than 18 metres/60 feet.

Divers must have a deep diver specialty certification or be able to provide proof of experience in order to dive deeper than 18 metres/60 feet in this course.

What you can expect to learn

The Wreck Diver course takes an in-depth look at all of the following and more:

Why wreck dive?

Surface supports

Communications, when and if necessary

Back-up procedures

Buddy system

Buddy contact

Contact with varied visibility

Buddy lines

Line signals

Buddy positioning in close proximity


Usage of the slate

Larger than normal

Pre-dive marking

Pre-planning the dive using charts, other information

Directional determination


With/without buddy

Lost buddy

Light failure

Emergency procedures

Special equipment

Lights: primary and backup, size, burn time, and usage

Knifes and cutting devices

Limited visibility diving


Psychological considerations

Light usage

Importance of light and backup

Dark vision, don’t shine light in buddy’s eyes

Life lines and reels

Type of line


Directional markers

Line handling and reeling must be practiced on land prior to performing this skill underwater

Special emergency procedures

Safe Wreck

Hazardous or otherwise unsafe wrecks

Mapping the wreck

Vertical, horizontal, and feature identification

What's in it for you?

Upon successful completion of this course graduates may:

Dive wrecks that are similar to the type of wrecks they were exposed to during training.

Plan and execute a wreck dive

Also, the Wreck Diver certification counts towards a single specialty rating to achieve the Advanced Diver Development program.

Wreck Diver minimum requirements

Open Water Dive 1

Pre-dive review of dive computers

Plan dive

Test lights

Familiarization with areas

Basic charting outside wreck

Usage of lines outside wreck, optional

Surface and log dive

Open Water Dive 2

Plan dive

Figure surface interval


Team complete mapping

Usage of lines outside wreck, optional

Surface and log dive

Open Water Dive 3

Plan dive


Usage of lines inside wreck, optional

Surface and log dive

Open Water Dive 4 (Optional)

Plan dive

Planned dive explained

Dive/explore as determined

Surface and log dive

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Many of the ocean’s best dive sites are wrecks. These impressive structures attract unusually high densities of marine life and give you the chance to immerse in living history as you dive. There is nothing quite like wreck diving and the Wreck Diving specialty will give you all the skills and knowledge you need to become a safe and confident wreck diver.

With a combination of academic and confined water sessions, you will be taught how to safely conduct non-penetration dives around wrecks and artificial reefs, up to a depth of 30 meters. You will also get to practice your wreck diving skills during open water training dives.

All of which will ensure you can enjoy wreck diving with confidence and get the most out of every dive. Upon completion of this program, you will earn your Wreck Diving specialty certification. Continue your adventures and become a wreck diver. Get started online today!