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-SH
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-Anonymous
"They went above and beyond to finish my certification, get me over to Catalina (where I really wanted to dive) and give me two great days of diving despite an extremely tight schedule."

-Jon S
"Best place to learn how to dive in OC! Our instructor was very knowledgeable about diving and was a great teacher. I highly recommend this place for anyone interested in diving."

-Bert C
"They say there are two types of divers in the world: those who pee in their wetsuits, and those who lie about it."

-Anonymous
"These people are so down-to-earth, passionate and genuine. They truly love what they do, will be honest with you and want you to succeed. It's not easy to trust someone you've just met, but you instantly feel like they're cheering for you."

-SH
"Great store! Great people! Best diving center I've ever seen!"

-Lawrence C
"For me, OC Scuba is totally worth the drive. They will be our go-to dive shop from here on out. You really can't go wrong with them, they are all great people!!!!"

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"For me, OC Scuba is totally worth the drive. They will be our go-to dive shop from here on out. You really can't go wrong with them, they are all great people!!!!"

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"For me, OC Scuba is totally worth the drive. They will be our go-to dive shop from here on out. You really can't go wrong with them, they are all great people!!!!"

-Julie O
"Best place to learn how to dive in OC! Our instructor was very knowledgeable about diving and was a great teacher. I highly recommend this place for anyone interested in diving."

-Bert C
"They say there are two types of divers in the world: those who pee in their wetsuits, and those who lie about it."

-Anonymous

Wreck Diver

Who should take this course?

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 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.

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 scuba gear will you use?

You’ll need your basic scuba equipment, plus 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. Your PADI Instructor or local dive center staff may suggest other gear appropriate for wreck diving in your area.

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