What you will 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:

  • Safety considerations for navigating and exploring wrecks.
  • Surveying and mapping a wreck.
  • Using penetration lines and reels to guide exploration.
  • Techniques to avoid kicking up silt or disturbing the wreck and its inhabitants.

You may be able to get college credit for the Wreck Diver course – ask your instructor.

Also, the first dive of this PADI Specialty Diver course may credit as an Adventure Dive toward your 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 Tarpoon Lagoon Dive Center 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.

What scuba gear will you use?

You’ll need your basic scuba equipment, plus a dive light to see into the wreck, a slate and underwater compass for mapping and navigation, and a line and reel for practicing wreck penetration. Our instructors at Tarpoon Lagoon Dive Center may suggest other gear appropriate for wreck diving in your area.

Equipment needed:

Choosing and using your scuba gear is part of the fun of diving. In Tarpoon Lagoon we will help you find the right gear. Each piece of scuba equipment has a different function so that together, it adapts you to the underwater world.

Basic equipment:

Specialty Equipment:

Depending on your course of choice, you may need some topic specific equipment in order to complete the course successfully. These items may include things like a camera, wreck diving arrows, flashlights or gloves. Be sure to inquire about what you need for each lesson and the Tarpoon Lagoon staff will be happy to guide you in your selections. 

These have a personal fit, and Tarpoon Lagoon we will help you choose gear with the best fit and features for you. 

    The kind of gear you’ll need depends on the conditions where you dive most.

    ** 10% OFF for our students.

    Personal items to bring:

    • Swimsuit
    • Towel
    • Sunscreen
    • Sandals
    • Change clothes
    • Lunch / Money