SDI Wreck Diver

Wreck diving can be one of the most exciting aspects of sport diving, however every effort must be made to maximize safe diving techniques. The SDI Wreck Diver Course will discuss the equipment and techniques commonly employed while wreck diving. This course may be taught as a non-penetration, 2 dives required, or as a limited-penetration course, requiring 3 dives. Limited-penetration is defined as a swim through or within the ambient light of entry point.

Course Cost: $149.00

ELearning Course Code: $69.00

Training Dives: $80.00

Getting Certified Is a Two Step Process

  • Step 1  is to acquire all of the important academic information every certified diver must know. Traditionally, it required attending several hours of formal classroom training. Now, through on-line training, you can complete this phase through self-study, at your own pace, in the convenience of your home or office.
  • Step 2  is complete open-water training dives under the supervision of your SDI Instructor. Here you will apply what you have learned during your academic and skill-development sessions, while learning practical lessons that can only be gained through real-world experience in open water.

What you can expect to learn:

The SDI Wreck Diver course takes an in-depth look at all of the following and more:

  • Why wreck dive?
  • Surface supports
    • Communications, when and if necessary
    • Back-up procedures
  • Buddy system
  • Buddy contact
    • Contact with varied visibility
    • Buddy lines
    • Line signals
    • Buddy positioning in close proximity
  • Navigation/charting
    • Usage of the slate
    • Larger than normal
    • Pre-dive marking
    • Pre-planning the dive using charts, other information
    • Directional determination
  • Disorientation
    • With/without buddy
    • Lost buddy
    • Light failure
    • Emergency procedures
  • Special equipment
    • Lights: primary and backup, size, burn time, and usage
    • Knifes and cutting devices
  • Limited visibility diving
    • Silt-out
    • Psychological considerations
    • Light usage
    • Importance of light and backup
    • Dark vision, don’t shine light in buddy’s eyes
  • Life lines and reels
    • Type of line
    • Tie-offs
    • Directional markers
    • Line handling and reeling must be practiced on land prior to performing this skill underwater
  • Special emergency procedures
    • Safe Wreck
    • Hazardous or otherwise unsafe wrecks
  • Mapping the wreck
    • Vertical, horizontal, and feature identification

What’s in it for you?

Upon successful completion of this course graduates may:

  • Dive wrecks that are similar to the type of wrecks they were exposed to during training
  • Plan and execute a wreck dive

Also, the SDI Wreck Diver certification counts towards a single specialty rating to achieve the SDI Advanced Diver Development program.

december 2019

07dec9:00 am5:00 pmSDI / PADI PrePool / Scuba Review

08decAll DaySDI/PADI Open Water Pool

11dec6:00 pm9:00 pmEnriched Air / Nitrox Course

14dec(dec 14)9:00 am15(dec 15)5:00 pmOpen Water Lake Dives

january 2020

04jan9:00 am5:00 pmSDI / PADI PrePool / Scuba Review

05janAll DaySDI/PADI Open Water Pool

08jan6:00 pm9:00 pmEnriched Air / Nitrox Course

11jan(jan 11)9:00 am12(jan 12)5:00 pmOpen Water Lake Dives

february 2020

01feb9:00 am5:00 pmSDI / PADI PrePool / Scuba Review

02febAll DaySDI/PADI Open Water Pool

08feb8:00 am5:00 pmFeaturedHigh Pressure Cylinder Inspection Course

08feb(feb 8)9:00 am09(feb 9)5:00 pmOpen Water Lake Dives

12feb6:00 pm9:00 pmEnriched Air / Nitrox Course

march 2020

07marAll Day14Cozumel Group Trip

07mar9:00 am5:00 pmSDI / PADI PrePool / Scuba Review

08marAll DaySDI/PADI Open Water Pool

11mar6:00 pm9:00 pmEnriched Air / Nitrox Course

14marAll Day21Cozumel Group Trip

14mar(mar 14)9:00 am15(mar 15)5:00 pmOpen Water Lake Dives

april 2020

04apr9:00 am5:00 pmSDI / PADI PrePool / Scuba Review

05aprAll Day08marSDI/PADI Open Water Pool

08apr6:00 pm9:00 pmEnriched Air / Nitrox Course

11apr(apr 11)9:00 am12(apr 12)5:00 pmOpen Water Lake Dives

may 2020

02may9:00 am5:00 pmSDI / PADI PrePool / Scuba Review

03mayAll DaySDI/PADI Open Water Pool

09may8:00 am5:00 pmFeaturedHigh Pressure Cylinder Inspection Course

09may(may 9)9:00 am10(may 10)5:00 pmOpen Water Lake Dives

13may6:00 pm9:00 pmEnriched Air / Nitrox Course

30mayAll Day06junBonaire Group Trip 2020

june 2020

30mayAll Day06junBonaire Group Trip 2020

10jun6:00 pm9:00 pmEnriched Air / Nitrox Course

july 2020

08jul6:00 pm9:00 pmEnriched Air / Nitrox Course

august 2020

01augAll Day08Roatan Group Trip

08aug8:00 am5:00 pmFeaturedHigh Pressure Cylinder Inspection Course

12aug6:00 pm9:00 pmEnriched Air / Nitrox Course

september 2020

09sep6:00 pm9:00 pmEnriched Air / Nitrox Course

october 2020

14oct6:00 pm9:00 pmEnriched Air / Nitrox Course

Course prerequisites:

  • SDI Open Water Scuba Diver, or equivalent
  • Minimum age 18, 15 for limited penetration course with parental consent
  • Minimum age 10 with parental consent for a non-penetration course
  • Junior Open Water Divers may not participate in any penetration activities or dives deeper than 18 metres/60 feet
  • Divers must have a deep diver specialty certification or be able to provide proof of experience in order to dive deeper than 18 metres/60 feet in this course

What’s next after completing your Wreck Diver course?

You can continue your diving education by checking out some of the other specialties or courses on our SDI Course Map.

SDI Wreck Diver minimum requirements:

  • Open Water Dive 1
    • Pre-dive review of dive computers
    • Plan dive
    • Test lights
    • Familiarization with areas
    • Basic charting outside wreck
    • Usage of lines outside wreck, optional
    • Surface and log dive
  • Open Water Dive 2
    • Plan dive
    • Figure surface interval
    • Descend
    • Team complete mapping
    • Usage of lines outside wreck, optional
    • Surface and log dive
  • Open Water Dive 3
    • Plan dive
    • Descend
    • Usage of lines inside wreck, optional
    • Surface and log dive
  • Open Water Dive 4 (Optional)
    • Plan dive
    • Planned dive explained
    • Dive/explore as determined
    • Surface and log dive
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Costs

Course Cost: $149.00

ELearning Course Code: $69.00

Training Dives: $80.00

How Does It Work

Getting Certified Is a Two Step Process

  • Step 1  is to acquire all of the important academic information every certified diver must know. Traditionally, it required attending several hours of formal classroom training. Now, through on-line training, you can complete this phase through self-study, at your own pace, in the convenience of your home or office.
  • Step 2  is complete open-water training dives under the supervision of your SDI Instructor. Here you will apply what you have learned during your academic and skill-development sessions, while learning practical lessons that can only be gained through real-world experience in open water.
What Does It Cover

What you can expect to learn:

The SDI Wreck Diver course takes an in-depth look at all of the following and more:

  • Why wreck dive?
  • Surface supports
    • Communications, when and if necessary
    • Back-up procedures
  • Buddy system
  • Buddy contact
    • Contact with varied visibility
    • Buddy lines
    • Line signals
    • Buddy positioning in close proximity
  • Navigation/charting
    • Usage of the slate
    • Larger than normal
    • Pre-dive marking
    • Pre-planning the dive using charts, other information
    • Directional determination
  • Disorientation
    • With/without buddy
    • Lost buddy
    • Light failure
    • Emergency procedures
  • Special equipment
    • Lights: primary and backup, size, burn time, and usage
    • Knifes and cutting devices
  • Limited visibility diving
    • Silt-out
    • Psychological considerations
    • Light usage
    • Importance of light and backup
    • Dark vision, don’t shine light in buddy’s eyes
  • Life lines and reels
    • Type of line
    • Tie-offs
    • Directional markers
    • Line handling and reeling must be practiced on land prior to performing this skill underwater
  • Special emergency procedures
    • Safe Wreck
    • Hazardous or otherwise unsafe wrecks
  • Mapping the wreck
    • Vertical, horizontal, and feature identification

What’s in it for you?

Upon successful completion of this course graduates may:

  • Dive wrecks that are similar to the type of wrecks they were exposed to during training
  • Plan and execute a wreck dive

Also, the SDI Wreck Diver certification counts towards a single specialty rating to achieve the SDI Advanced Diver Development program.

Calendar

december 2019

07dec9:00 am5:00 pmSDI / PADI PrePool / Scuba Review

08decAll DaySDI/PADI Open Water Pool

11dec6:00 pm9:00 pmEnriched Air / Nitrox Course

14dec(dec 14)9:00 am15(dec 15)5:00 pmOpen Water Lake Dives

january 2020

04jan9:00 am5:00 pmSDI / PADI PrePool / Scuba Review

05janAll DaySDI/PADI Open Water Pool

08jan6:00 pm9:00 pmEnriched Air / Nitrox Course

11jan(jan 11)9:00 am12(jan 12)5:00 pmOpen Water Lake Dives

february 2020

01feb9:00 am5:00 pmSDI / PADI PrePool / Scuba Review

02febAll DaySDI/PADI Open Water Pool

08feb8:00 am5:00 pmFeaturedHigh Pressure Cylinder Inspection Course

08feb(feb 8)9:00 am09(feb 9)5:00 pmOpen Water Lake Dives

12feb6:00 pm9:00 pmEnriched Air / Nitrox Course

march 2020

07marAll Day14Cozumel Group Trip

07mar9:00 am5:00 pmSDI / PADI PrePool / Scuba Review

08marAll DaySDI/PADI Open Water Pool

11mar6:00 pm9:00 pmEnriched Air / Nitrox Course

14marAll Day21Cozumel Group Trip

14mar(mar 14)9:00 am15(mar 15)5:00 pmOpen Water Lake Dives

april 2020

04apr9:00 am5:00 pmSDI / PADI PrePool / Scuba Review

05aprAll Day08marSDI/PADI Open Water Pool

08apr6:00 pm9:00 pmEnriched Air / Nitrox Course

11apr(apr 11)9:00 am12(apr 12)5:00 pmOpen Water Lake Dives

may 2020

02may9:00 am5:00 pmSDI / PADI PrePool / Scuba Review

03mayAll DaySDI/PADI Open Water Pool

09may8:00 am5:00 pmFeaturedHigh Pressure Cylinder Inspection Course

09may(may 9)9:00 am10(may 10)5:00 pmOpen Water Lake Dives

13may6:00 pm9:00 pmEnriched Air / Nitrox Course

30mayAll Day06junBonaire Group Trip 2020

june 2020

30mayAll Day06junBonaire Group Trip 2020

10jun6:00 pm9:00 pmEnriched Air / Nitrox Course

july 2020

08jul6:00 pm9:00 pmEnriched Air / Nitrox Course

august 2020

01augAll Day08Roatan Group Trip

08aug8:00 am5:00 pmFeaturedHigh Pressure Cylinder Inspection Course

12aug6:00 pm9:00 pmEnriched Air / Nitrox Course

september 2020

09sep6:00 pm9:00 pmEnriched Air / Nitrox Course

october 2020

14oct6:00 pm9:00 pmEnriched Air / Nitrox Course

Prerequisites

Course prerequisites:

  • SDI Open Water Scuba Diver, or equivalent
  • Minimum age 18, 15 for limited penetration course with parental consent
  • Minimum age 10 with parental consent for a non-penetration course
  • Junior Open Water Divers may not participate in any penetration activities or dives deeper than 18 metres/60 feet
  • Divers must have a deep diver specialty certification or be able to provide proof of experience in order to dive deeper than 18 metres/60 feet in this course
Whats Next

What’s next after completing your Wreck Diver course?

You can continue your diving education by checking out some of the other specialties or courses on our SDI Course Map.

What Else

SDI Wreck Diver minimum requirements:

  • Open Water Dive 1
    • Pre-dive review of dive computers
    • Plan dive
    • Test lights
    • Familiarization with areas
    • Basic charting outside wreck
    • Usage of lines outside wreck, optional
    • Surface and log dive
  • Open Water Dive 2
    • Plan dive
    • Figure surface interval
    • Descend
    • Team complete mapping
    • Usage of lines outside wreck, optional
    • Surface and log dive
  • Open Water Dive 3
    • Plan dive
    • Descend
    • Usage of lines inside wreck, optional
    • Surface and log dive
  • Open Water Dive 4 (Optional)
    • Plan dive
    • Planned dive explained
    • Dive/explore as determined
    • Surface and log dive

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