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 760 S Federal Hwy
Deerfield Beach, FL 33441
954-422-9982
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3000 E Commercial Blvd
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308
954-491-7793

Wreck Diver Certification

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 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 the entry point.

Who this course is for:

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

Course prerequisites:

  • 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

What you can expect to learn:

The Wreck Diver course takes an in-depth look at all of the following and more:
  • Why wreck dive?
  • Surface supports
  • Buddy system
  • Buddy contact
  • Navigation/charting
  • Disorientation
  • Special equipment
  • Limited visibility diving
  • Life lines and reels
  • Special emergency procedures
  • Mapping the wreck

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

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