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PADI Wreck Diver speciality
Whether purpose-sunk as an artificial reef for scuba divers or lost as the result of an accident, wrecks are fascinating windows to the past.
Ships, aeroplanes and even cars are fascinating to explore and usually teem with aquatic life. Each wreck dive offers a chance for discovery, potentially unlocking a mystery or finding something others have missed.
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
We typically offer this course on one of our weekend trips to Stoney Cove in Leicestershire. The Stanegarth, an 18 metre long tug that spent it's life on inland waterways in the UK, is the perfect wreck to complete your Wreck Diver training with several entry and exit points.