PADI Wreck Diver Description
PADI Wreck Diver Specialty Course at Underwater Vision
On Utila, we have our very own purposefully sunk cargo ship called the Halliburton where divers can get their first taste of the excitement of wreck diving. Get your PADI Wreck Diver Certification to be able to dive wrecks safely and responsibly. Learn how to use equipment specific to wreck diving and improve your buoyancy to allow you to dive on wrecks without disturbing any relics of the past!
Find out more about the Halliburton Dive Site.
Wreck diving quickly becomes a favourite for many divers. Learn important wreck diving skills on the relatively safe and shallow Halliburton on Utila and develop a passion for uncovering the histories of sunken vessels around the world.
What will you learn?
There are many different types of wrecks, some of which are protected by laws that guard their historical and cultural significance. Your training starts by reviewing guidelines for researching and respecting wrecks. During four dives you’ll learn:
- Techniques for diving exploring shipwrecks, and how to avoid common hazards
- How to research and learn the background of your favorite wrecks
- Wreck scuba diving equipment considerations
- Considerations and techniques for entering intact wrecks
- Experience in planning, organizing and making at least four wreck dives under the supervision of your PADI Instructor
You may be able to get college credit for the Wreck Diver course while you are on vacation in Utila!
Also, the first dive of this PADI Specialty Diver course may credit as an Adventure Dive toward your PADI Advanced Open Water Diver certification – ask your instructor about earning credit.
How can you start learning now?
Get a PADI Wreck Diver Manual and Wreck Diving video at Underwater Vision when you enroll in the course. Read the manual and watch the video before meeting with your PADI Instructor to discuss the wrecks you’ll visit during your open water scuba dives.