Wreck Diver Specialty PADI Course
Become a true Ocean Explorer with the PADI® Wreck Diver Program!
3 days minimum | 4 Open Water Dives
Get "Wrecked" in Koh Tao while exploring the Ocean!
Are you itching for thrilling underwater adventures, craving to experience another dimension in underwater exploration, and yearning for something new and exciting?
Then the PADI Wreck Diver Specialty course is for you!
Wrecks are fascinating not only for those who are interested in maritime history but also those looking for marine life. Wrecks are often artificial reefs and residences to numerous fish and macro life.
With wreck diving sites dotted around the globe, there's an almost infinite supply of places to visit to indulge in this exciting experience!
Your Adrenaline Rush Starts With us!
Let's start your PADI® Wreck Diver Specialty Course!
Learn to safely penetrate and explore the HTMS Sattakut Wreck using the right equipment and techniques. During this course, you'll gain wreck diving experience under the direct supervision of one of our highly trained instructors.
You'll open up a new world of diving and cannot just tour the outside of wrecks but enter enclosed and overhead environments with confidence and the right skills to return safely.
During the Wreck Diver Course, you will learn:
- Wreck diving techniques and hazards
- Research and History of Wrecks
- Scuba Equipment used by wreck divers
- Considerations for safe wreck penetration
- Planning wreck dives and diving limits
- Buddy communication during wreck dives
- Limited-visibility diving techniques and emergency procedures
|Prerequisites||Be a PADI Adventure Diver or Advanced Open Water Diver or equivalent, able to swim, medically fit for diving (please complete the PADI Medical Form and bring to orientation), comfortable in the water
|Total time commitment||3 days minimum|
|Minimum age||15 years old or older
|Depth||Maximum allowed depth 30 m|
Koh Tao Wreck Diver Specialty Course package includes:
- 4 deep training dives at HTMS Sattakut
- Free shuttle service Koh tao Pier - Resort
- Insurance coverage
- Rental dive equipment
- Use of Dive Computers during the course, Dive Light, Line and Reel
- PADI e-material
- PADI e-card on completion
- Complimentary refreshments, coffee, fruit and snacks on our diving boat
If you have completed the Wreck Adventure Dive as part of the PADI Advanced Open Water Course, this dive credits towards the Specialty certification. You only need three more dives to become a certified Wreck Specialty Diver.
In that case, the course price will be lower. Please contact us for more information.
This certification also counts towards the Master Scuba Diver rating.
Make it Combo! Deep + Wreck + Nitrox Specialties
Many shipwreck are found in deeper water. That's why the Wreck Diver course is a natural companion to the Deep Diver Specialty course.
Another training to consider is the Enriched Air Diver Specialty course to extend you bottom line!
Check out our special Combo Deep + Wreck + Nitrox Specialty Courses!
Any concern? Don't worry, we are here to support you and answer all of your questions.
You have not dived for a while and feel that your knowledge and skills are rusty.
We suggest you start with a Refresher Course in our on-site pool.
This quick course will re-visit your dive theory/safety and will include essential dive skills circuit, diving hand signals, and equipment setup.
By the end of your refresher, you'll feel much more confident to enjoy your training dives.
Get in touch to arrange your refresher today!
IMPORTANT! -Flying after Diving
When planning your diving trip and your journey toward your destinations, always remember that you must not fly directly after scuba diving. It accentuates the risk of having decompression sickness.
The PADI guidelines are to NOT FLY during a 12 hours interval after a single dive and 18 hours after multiple dives. As often when it comes to scuba diving, take a conservative approach to safety, and whenever possible, avoid flying the next 24 hours after a dive.
If you intend to do multiple dives on different days during your trip, consider buying your own dive computer, as it will calculate the optimal time to fly based on your diving history.
Even more than other outdoor sports, diving is weather- and sea-dependent. Be aware that some sites might be inaccessible on certain days and that diving trips might be canceled due to dangerous conditions.
Luckily, Thailand has a fantastic climate almost all year round and this happens very rarely.