SDI Wreck Diver


Wreck diving can be one of the most exciting aspects of sport diving, however every effort must be made to maximize safe diving techniques. The SDI Wreck Diver Course will discuss the equipment and techniques commonly employed while wreck diving. This course may be taught as a non-penetration, 2 dives required, or as a limited-penetration course, requiring 3 dives. Limited-penetration is defined as a swim through or within the ambient light of entry point.


Who this course is for:

Individuals who wish to know more about the wreck diving including:
    • Researching wrecks
    • Mapping wrecks
    • Proper use of lines while wreck diving
    • Exploring underwater history

    Course Duration:

    Courses should not be treated as a race or something that can be skipped through quickly. Please remember training does not guarantee certification, we need to ensure you fully understand the training and will be a safe diver on certification. We follow a loved one clause that when certified we would be happy you could safely dive with one of our loved ones.

    • The e-learning and academic portion of this course should be completed before starting in water training and exercises. The duration of this piece is dependant on your availability. During this time our instructors are on hand to assist with questions or any element you may struggle with.
    • For many courses the swimming pool or confined water sessions give us time to practice and carry out skills in a controlled environment. We do not fix specific number of pool sessions as it is dependant on your comfort level with skills before moving to open water.
    • The open water element is again determined more by time in water rather than number of dives. We prefer longer dives building experience rather than quick short 20 minute 'dips'.
    We will strive to meet your timelines and requirements where possible and will always be dependant on student availability to attend sessions.


    Course prerequisites & forms:

    • SDI Open Water Scuba Diver, or equivalent
    • Minimum age 18, 15 for limited penetration course with parental consent
    • Minimum age 10 with parental consent for a non-penetration course
    • Junior Open Water Divers may not participate in any penetration activities or dives deeper than 18 metres/60 feet
    • Divers must have a deep diver specialty certification or be able to provide proof of experience in order to dive deeper than 18 metres/60 feet in this course 

    Medical Form
    Liability Release 

    What you can expect to learn:

      The SDI Wreck Diver course takes an in-depth look at all of the following and more:
        • Why wreck dive?
        • Surface supports
          • Communications, when and if necessary
          • Back-up procedures
        • Buddy system
        • Buddy contact
          • Contact with varied visibility
          • Buddy lines
          • Line signals
          • Buddy positioning in close proximity
        • Navigation/charting
          • Usage of the slate
          • Larger than normal
          • Pre-dive marking
          • Pre-planning the dive using charts, other information
          • Directional determination
        • Disorientation
          • With/without buddy
          • Lost buddy
          • Light failure
          • Emergency procedures
        • Special equipment
          • Lights: primary and backup, size, burn time, and usage
          • Knifes and cutting devices
        • Limited visibility diving
          • Silt-out
          • Psychological considerations
          • Light usage
          • Importance of light and backup
          • Dark vision, don’t shine light in buddy’s eyes
        • Life lines and reels
          • Type of line
          • Tie-offs
          • Directional markers
          • Line handling and reeling must be practiced on land prior to performing this skill underwater
        • Special emergency procedures
          • Safe Wreck
          • Hazardous or otherwise unsafe wrecks
        • Mapping the wreck
          • Vertical, horizontal, and feature identification

        What’s in it for you?

        Upon successful completion of this course graduates may:
          • Dive wrecks that are similar to the type of wrecks they were exposed to during training
          • Plan and execute a wreck dive
          Also, the SDI Wreck Diver certification counts towards a single specialty rating to achieve the SDI Advanced Diver Development program.

          How to take this course?

          • Availability to start every week. 
          • Get in touch with us by phone, whatsapp, facebook or e-mail
          • You can also add to shopping cart and pay online using ideal, credit card or paypal.

          Price & Value:

          SDI Wreck Diver - €280,00

          *Fully inclusive of all e-learning, equipment required for the course, training and certification on successful completion.

          We focus on and are proud of the skill level, knowledge, decision making, experience and readiness of divers to dive at levels which they have been trained. We want to invest in you, your safety and ability to dive, then come home with amazing stories.

          Our courses are priced as such and we do not hide additional costs. We are are very flexible for training, especially in terms of dates or location as we know we all have busy lives and work commitments. However if for reasons outside of weather, illness or other such emergencies a course/training can not be completed in the standard training schedule we will charge for extra days at €150,00 per day.