Course may be completed in sidemount or backmount
Wreck diving can be one of the most exciting aspects of diving, however the hazards of wrecks and the overhead environment dictate special care and techniques for wreck diving. The Wreck Diver Specialty Course will discuss the equipment and techniques commonly employed while wreck diving. This course will be taught as a limited penetration course, requiring three dives. Limited penetration is defined as a swim through or within the ambient light of the entry point.
Who this course is for:
Individuals who wish to know more about the wreck diving including:
Proper use of lines while wreck diving
Exploring underwater history
Open Water Scuba Diver, or equivalent
Minimum age 18
Divers must have a Deep and Nitrox Specialty certifications in order to commence this course
What you can expect to learn:
The Wreck Specialty course takes an in-depth look at all of the following and more:
Why wreck dive?
Communications, when and if necessary
Buddy positioning in overhead environment
Maintaining contact in limited visibility
Usage of a dive slate for mapping
Pre-planning the dive using information on the wreck
Vertical, horizontal, and feature identification
Out of air
Lights: primary and backup, size, burn time, and usage
Knifes and cutting devices
Limited visibility diving
Importance of light and backup
Life lines and reels
Type of line
Markers - directional and non-directional
Laying line in a wreck. This will be practiced on land prior to performing this skill underwater
What’s in it for you?
Upon successful completion of this course graduates may:
Plan and execute a wreck dive
Dive wrecks that are similar to the type of wrecks they were exposed to during training
The fee for this course is NZD $395 incl. GST. Course fees include instruction and certification fees. Course manual or eLearning, boat fees, accommodation and gases are at additional cost. Note: Instructor boat and accommodation cost shared amongst course participants.