PADI Wreck Diver Course

Wrecks are fascinating windows to the past. Whether lost due to an accident or purpose-sunk as an artificial reef for scuba divers, wrecks have a unique appeal for sure. It is fascinating to explore ships, aeroplanes, and cars. They usually teem with aquatic life. A chance of discovery, potentially unlocking a mystery or spying on something other divers have missed is offered by each wreck. If you also want to explore a wreck under the water, then first take this PADI Wreck Diver Speciality course as it will give you rewarding diving adventures while you are observing responsible wreck diving practices.

One can enrol in the Wreck Diver Specialty course if they have earned a PADI Adventure Diver certification or higher. Also, one should be at least 15 years old to pursue this program.

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Enrol for this course if you want to:

  • Explore inside wrecks
  • See fascinating artefacts
  • Learn special finning techniques

You will learn how to:

  • Survey a wreck
  • Use lines and reels
  • Avoid common problems

How to become a wreck diver?

There are different types of wrecks and while taking the PADI Wreck Diver course, you will be taught how you can explore various types of wrecks by investigating their layout, history, and hazards. You will also practise specialized wreck diving skills.

Independent study

PADI eLearning- One can complete the independent study part of this diving course as per their convenience. There will be study material on different types of wrecks and common wreck diving hazards. One can work at their own pace, online or offline, using a mobile device or a computer. Talk to the instructor for the actual training or whenever there is some doubt.

eLearning time commitment: 2-4 hours

At the dive shop

With Your Instructor- During four dives with the PADI instructor, you will do the following:

  • Survey and map a wreck
  • Practice special finning techniques 
  • Use penetration lines

Prerequisites: PADI Adventure Diver (or qualifying certification)

Total time commitment: 2-3 days (dives must be completed over a minimum of 2 days)

Minimum age: 15 years or older 

Medical requirements

A minimum level of health and fitness is required for scuba diving. In case you are suffering from any chronic health condition, or taking certain medications and/or had surgery recently, you will have to get written approval from a physician before diving. In order to avoid any confusion, you can simply download and review the Diver Medical Form to make sure that you will not require approval from a physician to dive. You should not ask your instructor, dive master, or dive shop staff for medical advice as they are not physicians. Only medical professionals can give medical clearance to dive if you do not have a minimum level of health and fitness. 

Prerequisites & Minimum Age

Minimum age: 15 years 

Course prerequisites: PADI Adventure Diver (or similar from another training organization)

Other costs & equipment

PADI Wreck Diver course comprises knowledge development as well as in-water training for certification. Only the knowledge development part is covered in the cost when you purchase PADI eLearning online. There is an additional cost involved in the certification with the PADI instructor. Your independent PADI professional will set the cost and it may vary depending on the class size, equipment, environment, boat fees, etc. You can contact Aqua Nomads, a 5-star PADI center in Havelock Island (Swaraj Dweep), for more information and pricing. Along with the scuba gear needed for the environment, you may also use the following during the course:

  • Dive lights
  • Slate and underwater compass for mapping and navigation
  • Line and reel (for practising wreck penetration)

Time commitment

PADI eLearning: 2-4 hours

Entire course: 2-3 days (dives must be completed over a minimum of 2 days)

Available languages

Spanish and English

You can contact your PADI dive center for information on other available languages. 

System requirements

The online courses of PADI work on the browsers listed below: Ensure that your browser is updated to have the best experience.

  • Chrome
  • Safari
  • Edge
  • Firefox

You can also study at a location that has no internet access. Just use the PADI Training app to download course content and study offline. You can download the content in small sections with a total file size of around 185 MB. You can upload your progress when you get back online. This will help you in resuming your training right where you left off. The app is available for Android as well as Apple iOS devices. Devices should not be more than three models old and updated with the latest Operating System (OS). 

Wreck diving in Havelock Island

The Andaman Islands is a great location for wreck diving. Havelock Island is especially well-known for that. There is a small and fascinating wreck at the MV Mars near Havelock Island. It is a small fishing boat that sank during a storm in the year 2006. It came on the sandy bottom just off the reef. The depth is 15 meters. 

After PADI Wreck Diver course

There is a possibility that your first dive of the PADI Wreck Diver Specialty course may be considered for the Advanced Open Water Diver certification. You should ask your instructor about earning credit. 

An Enriched Air Nitrox certification may help you in spending more time diving inside wrecks. On the other hand, you can learn to avoid ruining the visibility and making unnecessary wreck contact by taking the Peak Performance Buoyancy course. Continue taking these PADI speciality courses to become an elite master scuba diver. 

About Aqua Nomads

If you are in the Andaman Islands and are willing to enrol in the Emergency First Response course, then trust none other than the best–Aqua Nomads. Located in Havelock Island (officially known as Swaraj Dweep now), this 5-star PADI center is a renowned dive shop that offers all kinds of diving programs designed for beginners as well as experienced, along with recreational dives as well. 

Your first scuba diving experience has to be extra-special. There should not be any compromise made on that. Therefore, we will suggest you to book your diving slot with Aqua Nomads, which is a 5-star PADI centre. Its certified experienced trainers will make sure that you have a memorable time under the water. Before actually going down the water, all the basic education regarding scuba diving will be imparted to you so that you can make the most of your experience. We can guarantee you that after your first dive, you are sure to think that just one dive is not enough; you would want to explore this natural wonder even more.

Happy diving!

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