Duration: 2 days
Take a dive into history and swim alongside ships, airplanes and even busses that have been left for the water to engulf and bring to new life over the years. Each wreck offers a chance for discovery, a chance to unlock a part of the past and go back in time. Wrecks are mysteriously beautiful and teem with life. They create new ecosystems and habitats for marine life that cannot be seen on coral reef systems. 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. 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 and more.
Pick up your Wreck Diver course materials before the course start and complete deep diving knowledge reviews. Pick up from Cape Town Hotels to the V&A Waterfront or meet at the dive shop at 8.30am to complete paperwork and review the knowledge reviews together with your instructor. Watch the deep diver video. Your PADI Instructor will conduct a detailed briefing of special dive considerations and a lecture of wreck diving procedures before each dive. Receive exercises and tests to complete on each of your wreck dives with your PADI instructor. Back at the shop each day around 15h30.
2 days (4 dives)
Prerequisites & Minimum Age
PADI (Junior) Open Water Diver (or qualifying certification from another training organization).
Be at least 15 years old.
Maximum of 4 students per instructor.
08h30 (Meet at the shop)
Full tuition by an internationally certified PADI instructor.
Full equipment use & air fills.
Registration with PADI International Limited.
Wreck Diver course materials.
Transfers with any tour booked online or by phone within 5km radius of CBD. (Min: 2 Pax).