Wreck Diving Speciality Course in Phuket Thailand
The SSI wreck Diving training Course is an easy step and natural progression to wreck diving for open water or advanced certified divers allowing you to access wreck dives safely with a private Instructor.
Many of the ocean’s best dive sites have artificial reefs or wrecks that have sunk through the ages. This program gives you the skills and knowledge required to safely scuba dive above and around these underwater treasures. You will earn the SSI Wreck Diving certification after completing this program.
If you have the Adventure Diver wreck recorded in the log book that was part of your advanced course, and you’re at least 15 years old, you can enroll in the wreck Diver training course and this would take only 1 day to complete. If you don’t have any experience in wreck adventure then this would be a 2 Day Course with 2 days of diving at King Cruiser Wreck.
One of the more exciting & intriguing dive sites is King Cruiser Wreck (dive to 30m Deep) Without proper training this kind of diving can put you at risk. To plan your dives properly you must first know how to prevent any of the potential risks involved in wreck diving. This course will provide you with the information to make wreck dives comfortably and confidently.
Wrecks are hidden treasure troves lying beneath the waves. Countless man-made vessels have sunk, either intentionally or accidentally, providing unique opportunities to dive among the remains of human history. These wrecks provide us with endless opportunities for exploration, but they may have hidden hazards.
To safely dive on a wreck, a diver must be aware of these hazards, and have additional knowledge and experience to correctly evaluate them.
Taking the SSI Wreck Diving program provides you with in-depth information on the necessary skills, equipment, knowledge and experience required to safely conduct non-penetration wreck dives. If you are interested in wreck penetration, this program is a prerequisite for the SSI Extended Range Advanced Wreck Diving program.
Our goal is to prepare you for safe Wreck diving.
Taking SSI’s Wreck Diving program, with our experienced instructors at Phuket Dive Tours, provides in-depth information on the necessary equipment, skills, knowledge and experience required to safely conduct recreational Wreck dives.
What Do I Need to do to Start this course today?
To enroll in the wreck Diver training course , you must Be 15 years or older and have a Adventure Diver certification (or have a qualifying certification from another organisation)
Your wreck Adventure Dive that you completed in the Advanced Open Water Diver / Adventure Diver course credits (at your instructor’s discretion) as the first dive in the wreck Diver course.
- Minimum Age: 10
- Certification Prerequisites: Open Water Diver
- Academic Sessions: Free on line elearning
- Pool/Confined Water Sessions: Optional
- Open Water Dives: 2
- Maximum Training Depth: Varies with Age
- Suggested Duration: 6 – 10 hours
There are several basic skills from Open Water Diver training (like emergency skills and navigation) that are extremely important to wreck divers. You should review and renew these skills with your SSI instructor.
Buoyancy is critical when wreck diving and is directly related to proper weighting. Your instructor will show you how to properly weigh yourself, and practice buoyancy control in the pool or confined water.
Navigation skills are important to all divers; if you are not familiar or not comfortable with navigation techniques, you should take a Navigation Specialty program from your SSI Dive Center.
Why take the Wreck Diver Speciality Course?
Phuket has some good Wreck dive sites that make this one of the best locations for diving Deep wrecks. There is something about wreck diving that excites us all something mysterious about exploring deeper sites shipwreck. Most of us just need that first experience of a deep dive with a private instructor to get us hooked. The Deep Diver Specialty course gives us that boost of confidence to dive safely down to 40 meters/130 feet.
What’s involved in Wreck Diver Training?
Your private training starts by meeting your instructor and reviewing the Theory and reasons for our passion for wreck diving, and how important safety is in order to know our limits and restriction for diving on Air or Enriched air while doing a wreck dive.
Wreck Dive planning
The first step in the diving process is always to make a dive plan. If you are using a computer to plan your dives, be sure that you follow the same maximum depth and procedures you use when planning using the SSI Dive Tables. All wreck dives should be planned within the Doppler no-decompression limits.
Let us review a few basic points about dive planning. When planning your maximum depth, remember to use the exact depth listed on the dive tables or, if it is between, round it up to the next greatest number. For example, if you are planning a dive to 25.5 meters which is the bottom, then you would round your depth to 27 meters.
If you are planning on making a repetitive dive, there are a few basic rules you will need to follow; always make the deepest dive first, and pre-plan both dives to ensure you will have enough bottom time left to complete your second dive. For example, if you do not take the time to plan through your second dive, you may find that you will need a surface interval of almost 6 hours in order to make two 30 meter dives in one day. If you do not plan ahead, you may end up making your second dive to only 12 meters.
The planning stage is more than a time to make a dive profile; it is also a time for buddies to talk about hand signals, to learn about each others equipment and how it functions, and to discuss important topics such as a lost buddy procedure. For example, you should know how your buddy’s power inflator operates and what kind of alternate air source he has in case of an emergency. The more thorough the plan, the higher the comfort level on the dive. Your SSI Total DiveLog page will step you through this process.
The wreck diving process begins before the diver ever enters the water. wreck diving is all about planning, and then rechecking everything to minimize the chance of something going wrong, making a dive plan and preparing your equipment are critical to the wreck diving process. Plan your dive; dive your plan!
Proper descent procedures include going down feet first, with the power inflator in your left hand while facing your buddy. You must remain aware of your buddy’s needs at all times, and be on the lookout for general problems. Your descent rate should not exceed your comfort level. Descending too fast may cause squeezes, disorientation or an out-of-control situation.You must be heavy enough to make a controlled descent, without being so heavy that you cannot compensate with your buoyancy compensator to slow your descent if needed. This is why a line is helpful when descending. The diver can slow down if necessary, stop to equalize ears, readjust a piece of equipment, or check on his or her buddy. You can also make a descent using a wall, kelp or the slope of the beach as visual references.
What you will be learning on the SSI wreck diving course
1. Selecting a Wreck Site
- Understand the three categories of wrecks
- Describe various shipwreck laws and the types of protection in place for shipwrecks
- Understand how to research a shipwreck
- Describe the various sources for information on shipwrecks
2. Wreck Diving Equipment
- Basic wreck diving equipment
- The recommended method for equipment placement when wreck diving
- How to secure your equipment for wreck diving
- What safety lines are, when to use safety lines and how to use them
3. Locating the Wreck
- Describe options for traveling to wreck sites
- List various methods for locating shipwrecks
4. Diving the Wreck
- Describe how to properly plan your wreck dive
- Understand proper procedures for exploring wrecks
- Describe possible hazards when wreck diving, and how to avoid them
- Understand the proper surface and exit procedures following a wreck dive
5. Advanced Wreck Diving
How other specialty skills can add enjoyment to wreck diving
The definition of “Wreck Penetration”
Why wreck penetration should only be planned and executed by trained,experienced Extended Range Advanced Wreck Divers
hat this program is not intended to train divers to execute wreck penetration dives
The scuba equipment you will be using for the deeper dives?
We will supply you with all the equipment free for the course including a dive computer along with a full set of basic scuba equipment. A dive light and slate are also recommended. Your Instructor for the course may also suggest other gear needed and deemed appropriate for local deep diving in Phuket
Prior to each dive you will Complete all knowledge Reviews and attend an Instructor Briefing and discuss Pre Dive Procedures and Tasks
Why you should book your Wreck Diver training course with us!
All in water experiences are conducted by 100% qualified mature Instructors from England, America, and Austrailia. Our Instructors have many years’ experience, extensive knowledge and understanding of the local dive sites, each one teaching scuba diving while living in Phuket. All our instructor hold valid visas and work permits. Remember – Dive safe and don’t let just any anyone take you out scuba diving without asking to see their work permit and Instructor cards first.
Prices are competitive based on our low overheads, we dont see the need to excessively overcharge customers.
Start learning now?
You can Sign up Now with Phuket Dive Tours for the free course online and Get a wreck Diver digital Crew-Pack that includes your wreck Diver training course manual. Start Read the manual and watch the wreck diver video before you start the course and meeting with your Instructor to plan your wreck diving adventures.
Prices are competitive based on our low overheads we don’t see the need to excessively overcharge customers
Prices start at 8,000 THB and these dives can also be combined with the Nitrox Course