Padi Wreck Diver


The ocean houses centuries of history in the form of wrecks. UK waters are the home to some of the world’s most spectacular ship, plane, and submarine wrecks. The PADI Wreck Diver speciality can help you explore some of these dramatic wrecks.

As an added bonus, wrecks also house some of the most incredible marine life, meaning that a wreck dive has the double interest factor of the wreck structure and exploration as well as the creatures and fish that live there.

During the PADI Wreck Diver Specialty course, you will gain the knowledge and experience to safely dive a wreck. You will learn how to map a wreck, identify potential penetration points and assess the various hazards that may be present.

Taking PADI Specialities is also a great way to achieve the PADI Master Scuba Diver rating and show others your experience and dedication.


  • Our staff are here to help you improve your diving, not just tick a box. We are not a certification ‘factory’ we are here to develop safer more confident divers…and have fun!
  • We keep our class sizes small so you feel more comfortable and get the most out of your experience.
  • Everything is explained in simple steps, guided by our experienced instructing team. There are no ‘stupid questions’.
  • We love diving and sharing our diving experiences with our students.

The PADI Wreck Diver Course

The Wreck Specialty consists of four dives which take place over 2 days. At your Instructor’s discretion, the wreck dive from your Advanced Open Water course can be counted as one of the four dives.

Before the dives, you will need to have completed the PADI Wreck Diver eLearning or alternatively read through the Wreck Diver Manual, watch the Wreck Diver DVD, and complete the Knowledge Reviews. Your Instructor will then review the information with you at the dive site prior to your dives.

The information covered will include mapping, penetration, and navigating through a wreck.

Day One

On dive 1, you will learn how to orientate yourself with the outside of the wreck, identify potential hazards, practice good buoyancy and finning techniques, and navigate the wreck to return to the ascent point.

Using the skills from dive 1, on dive 2 you will dive along the outside of a wreck whilst mapping it, determining its approximate size, marking points of interest, and identifying potential entry points.

Day Two

Working in buddy teams, in dive 3 you’ll practice the deployment and retrieval of a penetration line on the outside of a wreck, whilst holding a dive light and practicing good finning techniques.

Finally, on dive 4 You will plan and execute a penetration of the wreck, determining air supply, and penetration limits. You will practice swimming without causing excessive silt disturbance and maintaining contact with the line whilst using a dive light.


  • Minimum 15 years of age
  • Be certified as a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver (or have a qualifying certification from another training organization similar to that of a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver).
  • You should be in relatively good health and fitness. You will need to make sure that you can answer ‘no’ to all the questions on the medical questionnaire, if not you will need medical clearance from a doctor.

PADI Course Introduction Video

What’s Included

  • Course tuition
  • eLearning or Course Manual
  • First air fill at the open water site
  • Certification

What’s Not Included

  • Transport (we will do our best to arrange lifts if needed)
  • Equipment Hire
  • Entrance to Dive Site (2 days at £18 – £27, payable directly to the site).
  • Subsequent air fills (£2.50 – £3.50 payable directly to the site).
  • Accommodation for Vobster / Stoney Cove (approximately £30 per head based on 2 people sharing).


Either Vobster Quay, Somerset or Stoney Cove, Leicestershire

Alternatively, you can join one of the Amphibian holidays such as Malta (flexible dates, minimum 4 people). Contact us for details.

Course Costs

PADI Wreck Diver £295

All courses are subject to our terms and conditions

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