SDI Wreck Diver

The British Isles are steeped in a rich naval history. As a result there are literally thousands of wrecks littering the entire coastline. Probably the most common sort of diving undertaken in the UK and definately very popular abroad, wreck diving can offer something for everyone. Wreck diving is all about experiencing different dives. Some people do wreck diving for the curiosity, others looking at the history, some are looking a aquatic life on the wreck and others are into photography.... We always aim to conduct the Open Water dives for our Wreck Speciality Courses in the sea on real wrecks!!

Why SDI Wreck Diver?

Whilst being incredibly popular, wreck diving (and certainly wreck penetration) requires skills, knowldge and techniques to ensure it is conducted safely. The SDI Wreck Speciality is designed to give you the necessary training and preparation to be able to dive world-class wrecks. The focus of the course is obviously on wreck diving.... however, over the course of the open water weekend, we aim to leave you with some skills, proceedures and techniques that you may want to consider applying to all aspects of your diving.... not exclusiveley when diving on wrecks.

Upcoming Courses (back to top)

No courses organised at the moment, please contact us to discuss your requirements.

How do I book myself on a course?

To book yourself on a course please select one of the courses above, send us a message, and we will get back to you to discuss further details.

Further information on SDI Wreck Diver (back to top)

What do I need to start?

SDI Wreck, Boat and Drift Diving Manual and I.Q Review

What will I do?

The course consists of one knowledge development (classroom) session, followed by three open water wreck dives. The course covers all of the following : The planning, organisation, procedures, techniques, problems and hazards of wreck diving; The preparation and use of lights, air supplies, special equipment, penetration lines and reels; Limited-visibility diving techniques and emergency procedures The course does cover wreck pentration and the laying of guidelines. However, this will be limited to 40 metres from the surface (vertical and horizontal distance)

How long will it take?

The theory sesson is conducted over the course of one evening (usually on a Friday). The three open water dives will then be held over the ocurse of on weekend. We will normally schedule the course so that it runs over three consecutive days - Friday evening until Sunday evening.

What previous experience do I need?

Anyone wishing to enrol on the Wreck Diver Course must be at least 15 years old, and be certified as a SDI Open Water Diver (or an equivalent qualification from another certifying organisation). Proof of experince of UK diving may be required.

What do the fees include?

All professional tuition All equipment required for the course (except SMB & Reel, Torch) Course Manual Insurance costs while on the course All registration fees with SDI upon completion

What don't fees include?

We always do our best to do the Open Water Dives in the sea on popuar wrecks. We will not cover any boat fees that may be incurred (typically £40 - £50 per person per day) Travel to and from dive site/boat SMB & Reel Primary Torch Airfills SMBs, Torches & reels are not included in course cost. We will offer anyone on the course a 10% discount on these items for the duration of the course.

What can I do once I'm qualified?

Explore!! There are so many wrecks out there - each one offering something different to the next. Ask in the shop about wreck diving trips we have organised.

What's next?

This course gives you the necessary skills for safe and enjoyable wreck diving. It also serves as a starting point for more advanced wreck diving courses. This Specialty certification also counts as one of four Specialty certifications required for your Master Diver certification