Northern Irelands coast line is littered with wrecks of ships and U Boats Many lost during World War 2, wrecks are fascinating windows to the past. Ships, airplanes and even cars are fascinating to explore and usually teeming with aquatic life.
Each wreck dive offers a chance for discovery, potentially unlocking a mystery or spying something others have missed. The PADI Wreck Diver Specialty course is popular because it offers rewarding adventures while observing responsible wreck diving practices.
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.
Also, the first dive of this PADI Wreck Specialty Diver course may credit as an Adventure Dive toward your Advanced Open Water Diver certification – ask your instructor about earning credit.
Be at least 15 Years of age at the start of the course
Be A Padi Adventure Diver Cerification holder or Higher
Equipment you will 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. Your PADI Instructor may suggest other gear appropriate for wreck diving in your area.
Book Online and you will recieve a PADI Wreck Diver Manual when you enroll in the course Manual is included in the cost. 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