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.
Every wreck is different. During the PADI Wreck Diver course, you’ll learn how to explore different types of wrecks by investigating their layout, history and hazards, and practice specialized wreck diving skills. You'll kick this off with interactive e-learning which you can begin at home or on the go via the PADI app.
Why take this course
Explore inside wrecks
See fascinating artifacts
Learn special finning techniques
What you'll learn
Survey a wreck
Use lines and reels
Avoid common problems
You must be at least 15 years old. Due to our location and sites used we cannot currently enrol anyone under this age onto most of our courses. Please speak to us about alternative options for younger divers.
Course prerequisites: PADI Adventure Diver or equivalent from another recognised agency (please speak to us before booking)
Equipment & Extra Cost
By this stage you should have your own dive gear. Only hire weights and cylinders are included in the course cost. If you need to borrow other equipment we charge £15 per person/per course for complete kit hire.
You'll be using compass, torch , reels and lines on this speciality which we will happily include for hire free of charge in the course if needed.
We offer discount on TUSA, Waterproof, TovaTec and Beaver Sports gear and equipment. We can have this ready for you ahead of your course. Chat to us before hand to discover what we have in stock or to order in your preferred colour!
After the course...
The first dive of the PADI Wreck Diver Specialty course may count toward your Advanced Open Water Diver certification – ask your instructor about earning credit.
The Deep Diver Speciality course will allow you to get to wrecks down to 40m and goes hand in hand with the Wreck Speciality Course.
If your planning on venturing further afield then be sure to sign up to our RNLI Sea Survival Speciality course which is led by our instructor and current boat crew of the local lifeboat.
Planning to explore wrecks more often? Make sure you complete the Delayed Surface Marker Buoy (DSMB) Speciality course as you'll use this when ascending in midwater and to alert the pickup boats.
Don't forget - Each PADI Specialty you complete gets you one step closer to becoming an elite Master Scuba Diver.
Scuba diving requires a minimum level of health and fitness. Certain health conditions, medications and/or recent surgery may require you to get written approval from a doctor before diving.
Avoid disappointment, download and review the Diver Medical form to ensure you won’t need a doctor’s approval to dive before enrolling in a scuba course. You can find this on the About page of our website under 'key info'. Only medical professionals can give clearance to dive. In the case of the UK this is a specialist area and you may need to speak to a HSE Approved Medical Examiners of Divers (AMEDs)
If you (or your doctor) have questions about medical fitness to dive, contact the experts at Divers Alert Network (DAN) or a HSE AMED.