PADI Wreck Diver Course | Australian Diving Instruction

PADI Wreck Diver Course

PADI Wreck Diver Course

Shipwrecks are one of the biggest draw-cards for scuba diving. Especially after the sinking of the ex- HMAS Canberra in October 2009.  There’s nothing quite like descending into the water and having the outline of a huge ship or submarine suddenly appear in front of you. Whether you are exploring the outside of a wreck or penetrating inside to look around, you need special training to ensure safety and help you make the most out of your wreck dives.

This certification counts towards your Master Scuba Diver rating.

Wreck Diver class schedule-

Day one- Wreck Diving Evening Theory Learn about historical, conservation and legal implications of wreck diving. You’ll find out how to research wrecks - where you can find more information about your wreck, and where to go for more help. We’ll also go through mapping techniques

Day 1 of Diving- Conduct an external survey of a shipwreck. You will learn to identify hazards and points of interest, and work on your fining technique and buoyancy control. In the second dive you and your dive buddy will begin to map the wreck, identifying potential entrances and other points of interest.

Day 2 of Diving- You will be trained on land in the use of reels, and then you’ll put your training into practice on the wreck. Then if conditions allow, on the second dive you will conduct a penetration into the wreck.

PADI open water diver certification (or junior) and or equivalent certification from another training agency. In Victoria we are restricted with most of our wreck dives being deeper than 18metres so an advanced open water certification is suggested.

You can continue your scuba diving training today! All we need is $100 deposit to secure your place on any of our upcoming wreck diver courses. Drop by Academy of Scuba to collect your manual, or book yourself online now, and you’ll be extending your diving knowledge and skills in no time.

Mask, snorkel, boots, fins, knife, torch, slate, surface marker buoy, reel.

Divers: At this level of training it is recommended that you are diving in your own scuba unit, as it is the best way for you to fine-tune your buoyancy which is important when diving on wrecks. However if you do not have your own, rental is available.

$320 plus boat dives