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PADI WRECK DIVER Dive Into History And Explore These Magnificent Artificial Reefs

The PADI Wreck Diver Course with ACADEMY OF SCUBA

Did you know Victoria is home to over 200 shipwrecks.  With only a few accessible with your Open water certification, for this course we will require you to be Advanced certified.  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, exciting avenues of discovery, and usually teeming with aquatic life. The PADI Wreck Diver course teaches you the ins and outs of rewarding, responsible wreck diving.

COURSE PRICE & DURATION: $699 all inclusive / 1 Evening + 2 Days  Buy Course Online PREREQUISITES: 15 years old and Advanced Open Water Certified Diving Medical- subject to medical questionnaire.  Liability release, safe diving practices statement of understanding need to be filled out. COURSE CONTENTS: Home study Evening of theory 1 Shore Dive | 4 Boat dives Join our Maritime Archaelogy Course for more on wreck diving EQUIPMENT REQUIRED: Sling tanks are supplied on this course.  You must have your own snorkelling items and a reel, SMB and torch.  At this level of diving if you do not have your own equipment you should be thinking about it to get the most out of your diving LINKS: Diving Doctors

Why Learn To Dive On Wrecks With Us?

With so many wrecks as an option to dive you are sure to have some absolutely beautiful dives.  Incorporating a bit of cave training into our courses we will ensure you are comfortable with the use of sling tanks (a mandatory requirement when entering an overhead environment in Victoria).  Your skill level and comfort in the water will increase and you will finally be able to go into those holes of the wrecks you may have seen but always wondered about.  Check out the video on this page taken on the awesome playground that is the ex-HMAS Canberra.

What You 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.
  • All boat fees and stage tank hire included in course cost

Your Next Adventure

Many shipwrecks are often found in deeper water. That’s why the PADI Wreck Diver course is a natural companion to the PADI Deep Diver course.  There are so many other wrecks to explore under the 30m mark. To get the most out of your dive, using enriched air is highly recommended.  Talk to us if you are not nitrox certified.

Transportation for your course

AOS unfortunately does not offer transportation services at this time. We therefore highly recommend that you have access to a car for the duration of your course. AOS will not be held responsible for any student who is unable to attend any part of their course to due transportation issues.