Wreck Diver

In PADI Specialty Courses by Grahame Massicks

Wreck Diver – how it works

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Winch at Salang Bay Wreck, Tioman Island.

Wreck diving is one of the most popular diving activities worldwide. Wrecks have strong a appeal to photographers, historical researches, naturalists and anyone with a sense of adventure.

In the Wreck Diver course we look at the issues of navigation, of penetration, of how wrecks degenerate over time, and the proper respect to show to the past, since wrecks often involve loss of life.

We also look to the future. Wrecks often form an isolated marine environment that brings benefits both to marine inhabitants and to future divers. They quickly become covered in marine growth, which forms a natural nursery for immature creatures. These in turn attract the predators – one of which is man. Wrecks are frequently fished because of the abundant fish life that they promote. So a part of wreck diving is to maintain, and certainly not to degrade this precious resource.

You need to be reasonably fit and healthy to undertake the PADI Wreck Diver course, so please check out the medical form below. Make sure that you can answer ‘No’ to all the questions on the first page. If you need to answer ‘Yes’ to any of the questions, print out the form, and seek the advice of your doctor. If he declares you fit to dive, please get him or her to fill out the form and then bring it with you when you visit.

Medical Statement PDF  
We look at and practice with some of the equipment used in wreck diving, and pay particular attention to the hazards of this activity. Safety is always the top priority for recreational divers.

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Diver exploring a wreck, Tioman Island.

Good buoyancy control is central to the Wreck Diver course, and I am more than happy to introduce a buoyancy workshop if the student so desires.

During 2016 the sea has washed away some of the sand from the lower parts of the beach. This has uncovered some of the rocks below and has made the beach more difficult to cross in bare feet. So I strongly advise participants to bring a pair of flip flops to wear into the water until we are up to our chests. You can then float, take of your flip flops and put on your fins.

You must be at least on Open Water Diver to enroll on this course. Indeed, it is not a bad idea to do this course before going on to complete the Advanced Open Water Course. The first dive of this course, what PADI calls an Adventure dive, can be credited to the Advanced Course. So if you do choose this option, you only have to make four more dives to attain the Advanced certification.

Brand new for 2017 I am launching a Premium Service version of Scuba Guru’s dive offerings! The central idea is that those who select to use the Premium Service will have me exclusively during the course of their stay here in Salang. Whether for fun dives or diving courses I will take on no other customers than the Premium booking. Now that is truly unique to Scuba Guru! To find out more click the button below:

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All the required course materials, equipment, and certification fees are included in the price.

Wreck Diver Specialty Course Schedule

Schedule: 9.30 am to 3.00 pm
Duration: 2 days
Number of dives: 4 open water
Standard Service Price: RYM 850.00
Premium Service Price: RYM 1225.00

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