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Want to see something new? Don't be bored on the deck, grab your gear and let's go dive a WRECK!

Updated: Apr 16, 2022

PADI Wreck Diver Specialty Course

๐—ช๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐—ธ ๐—ฑ๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐˜‚๐—ป๐—น๐—ถ๐—ธ๐—ฒ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐˜† ๐—ผ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐—ฒ๐˜…๐—ฝ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ฐ๐—ฒ ๐˜‚๐—ป๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜„๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฟ.

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. Thatโ€™s why any diver interested in exploring Wrecks should enroll in the ๐—ฃ๐—”๐——๐—œ ๐—ช๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐—ธ ๐——๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐˜€๐—ฝ๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐—ถ๐—ฎ๐—น๐˜๐˜† ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐˜€๐—ฒ 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 ๐Ÿฐ ๐—ข๐—ฝ๐—ฒ๐—ป ๐—ช๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐——๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐˜€ and can be completed in ๐Ÿฎ - ๐Ÿฏ ๐—ฑ๐—ฎ๐˜†๐˜€ depending how many dives you would like to do per day. Most of these dives are deeper dives - reaching an absolute maximum depth of ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿฏ๐Ÿฌ ๐—ณ๐˜.

"The PADI Wreck Diver Course was the most fun course I've done so far. My favorite Wreck Dive was The Odyssey." โ€“ 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 ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿฑ ๐˜†๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐˜€ ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—ผ๐—น๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ to take the PADI Wreck Diver speciality, and a ๐—ฃ๐—”๐——๐—œ ๐—”๐—ฑ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐——๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ (๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—ฒ๐—พ๐˜‚๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ฎ๐—น๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜) ๐—ฐ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ณ๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป 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 to find out more.

(All prices include full equipment rental but exclude Honduran Tax).


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