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WreckWhether 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, airplanes 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 spying something others have missed. The PADI Wreck Diver Specialty course is popular because it offers rewarding adventures while observing responsible wreck diving practices.

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.

 

Who Can Learn?

Students must meet the following prerequisites:

  • Be at least 15 years old
  • Be certified the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver level (or equivalent)
  • Be able to answer No to all questions on the Medical History form, or secure a physician’s approval for diving prior to the start of the course

 

What is Involved?

This course involves self study, followed by a single classroom session, during which you will go over equipment and discuss upcoming dives and skills. This is followed by a weekend of open-water training dives.

 

Where Do You Learn?

Except as noted, classroom sessions take place either at our Willoughby or Fairview Park locations. You instructor wil discuss options for locally-conducted open water training dives.

 

When Can You Start?

Weeknight classroom sessions typically run from 6:00 until 9:00.  Please call for upcoming course dates.

Please Note: While we make every effort to ensure that the information appearing on our website is accurate and up-to-date, it is your responsibility to call Just Add Water at least 24 hours in advance to confirm date, time and meeting place.

 

How Much Does It Cost?

The course fee is $222.75 per person. Students are responsible for transportation, lodging, meals, dive site admission, and must supply the items listed below.

 

What Equipment Will You Need?

Required Equipment: Students are also responsible for supplying the following:

  • Mask, snorkel, fins
  • Adequate exposure protection
  • One cylinder per dive, per day
  • Weight system, weights
  • Buoyancy Control Device (BCD)
  • Regulator/alternate air source
  • Dive computer or depth gauge and timer
  • Underwater compass
  • Primary and backup dive lights
  • Tank marker light
  • Audible surface signal
  • Surface signal (safety tube)
  • Cutting tool
  • Slate
  • Wreck reel

Some items may be available for rental.

Proper equipment is essential for your safety & comfort while scuba diving. While we do have an extensive rental department and can lend you most required diving equipment, please be aware that you will be required to supply your own set of scuba appropriate, mask, fins and snorkel (we do not rent these items.) If you do not already own these items, please stop by Just Add Water to be educated on the different styles and what will work best for your diving habits. Being professionally fitted, (especially for your scuba mask) is essential. Your comfort and safety are of upmost importance to us at Just Add Water. We will do everything we can to make sure you are comfortable in your gear and enjoying your scuba experiences to the fullest.

 

How Do You Sign Up?

Just call or visit either Just Add Water location.

 

Need Forms?

Vist our Downloads page to access any waiver, medical and other forms you may need for upcoming Just Add Water scuba courses or experiences.