As long as scuba divers have been slipping below the surface of the world’s oceans and lakes, they have been fascinated by shipwrecks all over the world. The history, archaeology, and untold stories of these wrecks lie silent on the bottom, tempting us to come to them and learn their pasts. However, wreck diving requires a particular set of skills. Though many wrecks require the skills and equipment of a technical diver, there are hundreds of wrecks well within the reach of the recreational diver. Consider this course the introduction to recreational wreck diving methods to help you on your journey of exploration!
Students must complete the PADI Wreck Diving Manual and DVD prior to beginning the course. Students will then attend a lecture on the same night as the confined water training. During that lecture students will learn about researching their favorite wrecks, planning and organizing their dives, and discuss special wreck diving equipment considerations.
The wreck diving specialty course requires four open water dives in which students will demonstrate the various skills learned in the knowledge development and confined water training as well as navigational skills and surveying/mapping techniques. We typically conduct these dives at Dutch Springs, a scuba park in Pennsylvania on one of our weekend trips throughout the dive season from May through October.
Divers must be at least 15 years of age and have their Adventure Diver certification.
Classroom and Pool: $199 (includes course materials)
Open Water Dives: $398 (includes transportation, entrance fees to Dutch Springs, instructional fees, certification costs, tanks, and weights)
May 8th, July 10th, or do it privately for an additional $30.