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PADI Wreck Diver Specialty

PADI Wreck Diver Specialty

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 speciality 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.

Course Pre- requisites

Must be a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver
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.

Typical course schedule

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.



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)
    A Reel & Dive Torch, are required specialist equipment, please talk to your instructor or a member of Davy Jones Locker staff for advice.
    Proof of previous certifications

  • What's Next?
  • Once qualified wish to expand your skills further with another of our specialities or maybe make your mark by taking on the Master Scuba Diver programme or maybe some Tech Diving courses to pursue this specialist form of diving.

    Course Costs

    The cost of the Wreck Diver speciality is 7500 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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