PADI Wreck Diver Speciality

For those that like it a bit more adventurous. The Wreck Diver course consists of 4 dives which will be between 18m and 40m* with your instructor. You will be shown specific protocols and safety procedures that make this course a real learning experience, opening up a while new underwater world. If you wish, the Enriched Air specialty and Deep Specialty can be combined with this course to give you a fully rounded knowledge of Wreck, deeper diving and mixed gases. The PADI Wreck Diver certification counts toward your Master Scuba Diver rating.  We are fortunate here in Koh Tao to have a number of different wrecks around the island with the favoured wreck for this specialty being that of the HTMS Sattakut.

Wreck Diver Course Pre- requisites


Must be a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver 

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Dive 1: Survey the wreck and identify possible penetration points and hazards.

Dive 2: Map the wreck, including penetration points and hazards, buoy lines, depths & headings.

Dive 3: Learn how to use reels and tie off onto the wreck, this is practiced on land first.  On this dive you will dive on the exterior of the wreck.

Dive 4: Optional wreck penetration, Instructor student ratio of 2:1 to ensure maximum safety.  If you penetrate the wreck then you will use a reel to tie off a line to use as a guide for the dive and be using your torch and compass to navigate the wreck.


Minimum Age of 15
A preliminary open water training dive may be required, at the discretion of the instructor conducting the course, to verify participants skills level.



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Typical course schedule

Price Includes

 All instruction
 Course Material
 Basic equipment hire (including reels & torches)
 Air fills

What you need to bring to the course

  • Course Materials with relevant knowledge reviews completed (these can be picked up from DJL before the course starts).
  • Proof of previous certifications
  • A reel & dive torch, are required specialist equipment, please talk to your instructor or a member of Davy Jones Locker staff for advice.

What's Next?

Once qualified, if you wish to expand your skills further with another of our specialties or maybe make your mark by taking on the Master Scuba Diver program or maybe some Tech Diving courses to pursue this specialist form of diving.

Course Costs

The cost of the Wreck Diver specialty is 7,500 Baht and is held over two-four days

* You must you previous have completed your Deep Specialty in order to be able to dive to 40m.

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