OW Diver certification. Minimum age: 10 years old
"good divers never stop learning"
The lure of exploring sunken vessels, airplanes and automobiles is something most divers can't resist once they have experienced it. A Wreck Diver course will introduce you to magic and excitement of wreck diving. This Wreck Diving Specialty course is intended as a safe, supervised introduction to recreational wreck diving, with emphasis on fun, challenge and safety.
Motivations for Wreck Diving
- Ship wrecks have always proven an irresistible fascination to scuba divers. If you have dived upon wrecks, you will understand how the lure of entering and exploring those darkened passageways calls out to you. And yet, entering a ship wreck is known to be one of the most dangerous activities that a scuba diver might choose to undertake.
- A Wreck Diver Specialty Course is designed to familiarize you with the skills, knowledge, planning, organization, procedures, techniques, problems, hazards and fun of wreck diving.
Number of Dives and Course Duration
- The training time for this course is 2 days
- 4 open water dives over at least two days (additional charge)
Qualification for Recognition
- Pass exam with 75% or better
- Complete skills and training dives to satisfaction of instructor
The following topics will be covered during this course
- Being able to identify the dangers and hazards of a wreck penetration dive and the procedures required to minimize those hazards.
- Demonstrate practical wreck diving knowledge, including recognizing and avoiding potential hazards, and planning procedures that make wreck diving fun.
- Explain the historical value of wrecks, social and legal issues surrounding that value, and describe some implications of wreck diving, including the pros and cons of removing artefacts from wrecks. Plan and organize dives to safely explore wrecks found within depths and conditions as good as or better than those he has been trained in.
- Identify the hazards of wreck penetration diving and demonstrate the techniques and procedures required to minimize those hazards.
By the end of this course, the student should be able to:
- Swim on the outside of a wreck, maintaining proper buoyancy control, and identifying and avoiding potential hazards, under the direct supervision an instructor.
- Navigate on a wreck so that the ascent point can be located without surfacing, with the assistance of the instructor.
- Maintain neutral buoyancy and body position so that the bottom is avoided. This is the 'wreck
Sunday, April 28th 10:30-6pm for academics and pool session. Open Water options will be discussed during class.
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