About the Course: 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. If you’re at least 15 years old and have earned a PADI® Adventure Diver certification or higher, you can enroll in the Wreck Diver Specialty course.
How to Become a Wreck Diver: Every wreck is different. During the PADI® Wreck Diver Specialty course, you’ll learn how to explore different types of wrecks by investigating their layout, history and hazards, and practice specialized wreck diving skills.
PADI eLearning®: Complete the independent study part of your course whenever, wherever it’s convenient for you. Learn about different types of wrecks and common wreck diving hazards. Work at your own pace, online or offline, using a computer or mobile device. Connect with your instructor for in-water training, or whenever you have a question.
eLearning Time Commitment: 2-4 hrs
With Your Instructor: During four dives with your instructor, you’ll survey and map a wreck, practice special finning techniques and may use penetration lines.
Total Time Commitment: 2-3 days (dives must be completed over a minimum of two days)
Prerequisites: PADI® Adventure Diver (or qualifying certification)
Minimum Age: 15 years or older