Updated: Apr 16
PADI Wreck Diver Specialty Course
𝗪𝗿𝗲𝗰𝗸 𝗱𝗶𝘃𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗶𝘀 𝘂𝗻𝗹𝗶𝗸𝗲 𝗮𝗻𝘆 𝗼𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗿 𝗲𝘅𝗽𝗲𝗿𝗶𝗲𝗻𝗰𝗲 𝘂𝗻𝗱𝗲𝗿𝘄𝗮𝘁𝗲𝗿.
Maybe it is due to the huge shadow divers first see, as they descend into the blue water. Maybe it is because of the incredible staircases encrusted with corals or the windows that allow you to see long-lost cargo. Or just maybe, it is the reality that sailors once filled these ships that have now sunk to the depths.
Whatever it is, exploring a sunken shipwreck can be both riveting and thrilling, but it also presents unique risks. You may encounter currents, rust and the dangers of diving in overhead environments. That’s why any diver interested in exploring Wrecks should enroll in the 𝗣𝗔𝗗𝗜 𝗪𝗿𝗲𝗰𝗸 𝗗𝗶𝘃𝗲𝗿 𝘀𝗽𝗲𝗰𝗶𝗮𝗹𝘁𝘆 𝗰𝗼𝘂𝗿𝘀𝗲 for an introduction to the ins and outs (literally) of wreck diving!
Is this the right specialty for you?
Are you interested in diving some new, unique dive sites?
Do you want to advance your diving skills and become a more advanced, safer, more knowledgeable diver?
Are you eager to explore some of Roatan's incredible Wrecks we have nearby West Bay Divers, such as: The Odyssey, El Aguila, The Prince Albert, or Mr. Bud.
If your answer is yes, then this one if for you!
How long does the course take?
The PADI Wreck Diver Course here at West Bay Divers involves 𝟰 𝗢𝗽𝗲𝗻 𝗪𝗮𝘁𝗲𝗿 𝗗𝗶𝘃𝗲𝘀 and can be completed in 𝟮 - 𝟯 𝗱𝗮𝘆𝘀 depending how many dives you would like to do per day. Most of these dives are deeper dives - reaching an absolute maximum depth of 𝟭𝟯𝟬 𝗳𝘁.
"The PADI Wreck Diver Course was the most fun course I've done so far. My favorite Wreck Dive was The Odyssey." – Claire David.
What do you learn?
During the knowledge development section and the 4 open water dives included in this course, you will learn information and techniques on land from their instructor and apply them in real-life situations. Some of these exercises include:
Safety considerations for Wreck Diving
What equipment is required
How to prepare for a Wreck Dive
Mapping and surveying Wrecks
Safety procedures for Wreck/Deep Diving
How to get background information on Wrecks
Techniques for minimal disturbance to the surrounding site
Performing penetration with lines and reels
What are the prerequisites and costs?
Divers must be 𝟭𝟱 𝘆𝗲𝗮𝗿𝘀 𝗼𝗿 𝗼𝗹𝗱𝗲𝗿 to take the PADI Wreck Diver speciality, and a 𝗣𝗔𝗗𝗜 𝗔𝗱𝘃𝗲𝗻𝘁𝘂𝗿𝗲 𝗗𝗶𝘃𝗲𝗿 (𝗼𝗿 𝗲𝗾𝘂𝗶𝘃𝗮𝗹𝗲𝗻𝘁) 𝗰𝗲𝗿𝘁𝗶𝗳𝗶𝗰𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 is a prerequisite. The cost here at West Bay Divers is $310 and includes all equipment rental.
Will this be your next great adventure?
Try something new and expand your skills. See something you've never seen before! And above all - enjoy every single minute of it. We will be with you every step of the way.
Any more questions about becoming a PADI Wreck Specialty Diver? Email us at email@example.com to find out more.
(All prices include full equipment rental but exclude Honduran Tax).