PADI Wreck Diver Course


The PADI Wreck Diver Course trains you to safely and responsibly explore different types of wrecks.

Wreck diving is one of the most fascinating adventures of diving.  You can explore different types of wrecks, such as sunken ships, airplanes, and even automobiles.  Some wrecks are purposely sunk to serve as artificial reefs, while others are caused by accidents.  There is so much waiting to be explored in wrecks making the wreck diving course one of the most popular diving courses.

Wreck Diving Course

The PADI Wreck Diver Course usually takes 2 to three days to complete.  Upon enrolling, you need to read your PADI Wreck Diver manual and watch the Wreck Diving video before you meet your instructor for discussion and actual wreck dives.  You can get your manual and video copy from your diving school.

The wreck diving course specifically teaches you the following:

  • Guidelines for researching wrecks and learning about their backgrounds;
  • Planning out wreck dives;
  • Knowing, avoiding, and managing common wreck diving hazards;
  • Wreck diving equipment;
  • Making use of reels and lines to guide wreck survey; and
  • Responsible wreck diving without disturbing the wreck and its inhabitants.

If you are planning to pursue the Adventure Open Water Diver certification, your first wreck dive may credit as an Adventure Dive.

PADI Wreck Diver Course Prerequisites

To be able to enroll in PADI’s wreck diver course, you must be at least 15 years old and must be a certified PADI Adventure Diver or higher.

Wreck Diving Equipment

For wreck diving, you will need your basic scuba diving equipment.  In addition, you will also the following:

  • Dive light
  • Diving slate
  • Underwater compass
  • Line and reel

Your instructor may also require additional diving gear depending on the wreck dive site you will be training at.

Wreck Diver Philippines

Wreck diving Philippines is particularly very interesting with numerous dive sites all over the country.  The following wrecks are particularly interesting to check out:

  • The Irako supply fleet and Akitsushima combat vessel in Coron Island, Palawan;
  • The USS New York WWII ship and El Capitan American freighter in Subic Bay;
  • The Pioneer WWII ship, M/V Marilyn ship, Tapilon Wreck, and Lighthouse wreck in Malapscua Island, Cebu;
  • Airplane, Cars, ships,and outrigger wrecks in Moalboal, Cebu;
  • Car wreck in Dauin;
  • Jap Wreck, Sabang Wreck, St. Christopher Wreck, and Twin Wreck in Puerto Galera, Mindoro; and
  • Dogo Maru Japanese shipwreck, Sibuyan Sea, Romblon.

To view the available PADI Courses at Sea Explorers, see here: PADI Dive Courses Philippines