|There's nothing quite like the thrill
of diving a wreck for the first time. Descending, you gaze downward, trying to
catch a glimpse of it. At first, you see nothing. Then a hazy outline appears,
and for a moment you're confused as your eyes try to sort out what you're seeing.
Finally, the wreck comes into clear view as you descend upon it, and it isn't
necessarily a boat!. |
It's no wonder wreck diving is popular. While most dive
sites are natural habitats, a wreck is a work of man. Because of this, wrecks
offer diversity, attractions and opportunities not found in "natural" diving environments.
Still, the underwater world rapidly claims a sunken ship, quickly changing it
into an artificial reef teeming with life. As a result, diving wrecks is an adventure
in exploring man's loss and nature's gain.
course familiarizes the diver with the skills, knowledge, planning, techniques,
hazards, and excitement of diving on wrecks. The Wreck Diver specialty course
is intended as a safe, supervised introduction to wreck diving. You will
also learn about the historical value of wrecks, and of social and legal issues
surrounding that value. Training emphasizes fun and safety.
- Four scuba dives.
dives limited to within the light zone and within 130 feet from the surface, vertical
and horizontal distance included.
- Actual penetration is an option, not
- Read Wreck Diving chapter
in PADI Adventures in Diving and complete chapter review.
- Dives can be made during any scheduled wreck diving trip.