Wreck Diver

Whether purpose-sunk as an artificial reef for scuba divers, or lost as the result of an accident, wrecks are fascinating windows to the past. Ships, airplanes and even automobiles are fascinating to explore and usually teem with aquatic life. Each wreck dive offers a chance for discovery! There are many different types of wrecks. Your training starts by reviewing guidelines for researching and respecting wrecks. During your four dives you will learn:

  • Safety considerations for navigating and exploring wrecks
  • Surveying and mapping a wreck
  • Using penetration lines and reels to guide exploration
  • Techniques to avoid kicking up silt or disturbing the wreck and its inhabitants


In order to finish this course, there are 4 dives that you’ll need to complete. The first dive of this PADI Specialty Diver course may credit as an Adventure Dive toward your Advanced Open Water Diver certification – ask you instructor about earning credit.

Make sure you check our DB Scuba calendar to find out when we're next running this course. Let us know if you are interested but don't see it on the calendar.



The price of the course is $480. This includes materials, instruction, certification, and our full rental package (BCD, regulator w/computer, wetsuit, hood, tanks, and weights). Two San Diego boat tickets are also included. You will need a dive light to see into the wreck, a slate and underwater compass for mapping and navigation, and a line and reel for practicing wreck penetration. If not already owned, this equipment can be purchased at Deep Blue at a 10% student discount once you enroll.

This course also counts towards your Master Scuba Diver Rating! Want to read more about other specialties we can offer you? Here they are!