PADI Wreck Diver

The PADI Wreck Diver Course with Academy of Scuba

Experience the thrill of diving into history.

Did you know Victoria is home to over 100 shipwrecks?

Discover what lies inside amazing wrecks and explore beautiful underwater sites responsibly with the PADI Wreck Diver Specialty course.

Whether sunk on purpose as an artificial reef or the result of mishap, wrecks open fascinating windows to the past. Most divers find wrecked ships, airplanes and even automobiles nearly irresistible because they’re intriguing to explore and usually teeming with aquatic life.

Combine with Enriched Air Nitrox Diver Course or PADI Deep Diver Course for an even better experience and save!


 In the PADI Wreck Diver course you will learn finning and buoyancy techniques to help navigate the inside of wrecks effortlessly. We will teach you the correct use of specialised equipment, ensuring you are safe diving the wrecks you love. 


It is important to understand how to pick a wreck dive site and plan it properly, to make the most of each dive. Academy of Scuba’s instructors are all highly trained and experienced divers, frequently diving the wrecks in Melbourne, so we offer expert knowledge and advice to every diver. We will also help you make informed decisions on essential equipment investments, offering professional advice and outstanding service.


Wreck diving in Melbourne is world class. Your mind will be blown by the ex-HMAS Canberra, the J4 submarine, the Coogee or any of the numerous other shipwrecks that lie around Port Phillip Bay, there is a whole new world to explore with Melbourne wreck diving! 


Course Price And Duration

$699 (inc. boat fees)

The PADI Deep Diver course consists of 1 evening of theory and 2 days diving.

Combine this course with PADI Enriched Air Nitrox and / or PADI Deep Diver and save! (contact us)

Private courses are available. Please contact Academy of Scuba for information on pricing and availability.

Important Notes

15 years old and Advanced Open Water Certified

Diving Medical – subject to medical questionnaire. Completed Liability Release, Statement of Safe Diving Practices and Statement of Understanding.

Medical pre-requisites: A full dive medical must be obtained prior to starting this training if there are any ‘yes’ answers on the medical questionnaire

About The Course

Course Content

Home Study

Theory – 1 evening of theory review.

Shore Dive – 1 Shore dive at Rye Pier to practice line work and skills.

Open Water Dives – 4 boat dives to wreck dive sites around Port Phillip Bay.

You Will Teach...

Techniques for diving exploring shipwrecks, and how to avoid common hazards.

How to research and learn the background of your favorite wrecks.

Correct techniques for planning wreck dives.

Wreck diving equipment considerations.

Considerations and techniques for entering intact wrecks.

Experience in planning, organising and making at least four wreck dives under the supervision of your PADI Instructor.

Where You Dive?

Dive sites will be selected based on depth and optimum conditions, with the weather taken into account. You will do 1 shore dive to practice line work and key skills before going off the boats. The 4 course training dives will be boat dives and you will need to have logged minimum one shore dive in Victoria in the last 6 months before going on the boats.

The wreck sites are usually the ex-HMAS Canberra, the J4 Submarine, the Eliza Ramsden and the Coogee. Many beautiful deeper wreck sites, such as the J1 and J5 Submarines are penetrable, however you will need to be deep certified to do these. Please speak to staff for more information on combining the PADI Wreck, Deep and EANX specialties.



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