Wreck Diver

Artificial reefs, cool sunken ships and planes, we have some of the coolest and most acceptable wrecks in the world!

Local wrecks include a massive Canadian destroyer, the HMCS Annapolis, sunken planes, as well as the many ships at Porteau Cove that range in size from a sailboat to a 100-foot tugboat.

Have more questions? Call 604-990-3483 or stop by our store at 194 Pemberton Avenue in North Vancouver.

Who should take this course?

Whether intentionally sunk as an artificial reef for scuba divers, or lost as the result of an accident, wrecks are windows to the past. Ships, airplanes and even cars are fascinating to explore and usually teem with aquatic life. Each wreck dive offers a chance for discovery, potentially unlocking a mystery or spying something others have missed. The PADI Wreck Diver Specialty course is popular because it offers rewarding adventures while observing responsible wreck diving practices. Local wrecks include a massive Canadian destroyer, the HMCS Annapolis, as well as the many ships at Porteau Cove that range in size from a sailboat to a 100-foot tugboat.

If you’re at least 15 years old and have earned a PADI Adventure Diver certification or higher, you can enroll in the Wreck Diver Specialty course.

What will you learn?

There are many different types of wrecks, some of which are protected by laws that guard their historical and cultural significance. Your training starts by reviewing guidelines for researching and respecting wrecks. During four dives you’ll 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.

You may be able to get college credit for the Wreck Diver course – ask your instructor.

Also, the first dive of this PADI Specialty Diver course may credit as an Adventure Dive toward your Advanced Open Water Diver certification – ask your instructor about earning credit!

What is included?

  • Four open water dives
  • Knowledge development (classroom sessions, independent study materials)
  • PADI Wreck Diver Crew Kit
  • Basic scuba kit rental (tank, fins, BCD, regulator, weights)\

What do you need?

  • Personal Items
  • Exposure Suit
  • A line and reel
  • Cutting tool
  • Dive light
  • Underwater compass and writing slate
  • Bottom timer/watch (or dive computer)

Missing some gear? Ask us about our rental packages!

Wreck Diver

$296

/course
  • Included:
  • 4 Open water dives
  • Basic Scuba Kit
  • Knowledge development (classroom sessions, independent study materials)
  • PADI Wreck Diver Crew Kit
  • Not Included:
  • Personal Items
  • Exposure Suit
  • A line and reel
  • Cutting Tool
  • Dive Light
  • Underwater compass
  • Writing Slate
  • Bottom Timer/Dive Computer
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  • Peronsal items: Mask, Snorkel
  • Basic Scuba Kit: Tank, Fins, BCD, Regulator, Weights
  • Missing Gear?All gear can be rented or bought at the shop!