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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 is taught as non-penetration, with 2 dives required.

Who this course is for:

Individuals who wish to know more about the wreck diving including:

  • Researching wrecks
  • Mapping wrecks
  • Proper use of lines while wreck diving
  • Exploring underwater history

Course prerequisites:

  • SDI Open Water Scuba Diver, or equivalent
  • Minimum age 10 with parental consent for a non-penetration course
  • 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 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.

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

Wreck Diver - Sdi $278.95

 Start DateEnd DateMax. Places 
11 Aug 201811 Aug 20184

Wreck Diver - SDI
Course Instructor(s): Kenneth Marshall.

  • Scuba iq review - Sat 11 Aug 2018 from 12:00 to 13:00 - Four Fathoms - Port Sanilac
  • Dive 1 - Sat 11 Aug 2018 from 13:00 to 14:00 - Four Fathoms - Port Sanilac
  • Dive 2 - Sat 11 Aug 2018 from 15:00 to 16:00 - Four Fathoms - Port Sanilac

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08 Sep 201808 Sep 20184

Wreck Diver - SDI

  • Scuba iq review - Sat 08 Sep 2018 from 12:00 to 13:00 - Four Fathoms - Port Sanilac
  • Dive 1 - Sat 08 Sep 2018 from 13:00 to 14:00 - Four Fathoms - Port Sanilac
  • Dive 2 - Sat 08 Sep 2018 from 15:00 to 16:00 - Four Fathoms - Port Sanilac

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15 Sep 201815 Sep 20184

Wreck Diver - SDI

  • Scuba iq review - Sat 15 Sep 2018 from 12:00 to 13:00 - Four Fathoms - Port Sanilac
  • Dive 1 - Sat 15 Sep 2018 from 13:00 to 14:00 - Four Fathoms - Port Sanilac
  • Dive 2 - Sat 15 Sep 2018 from 15:00 to 16:00 - Four Fathoms - Port Sanilac

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