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PADI WRECK SCUBA DIVING SPECIALTY COURSE CAPE TOWN - INTRODUCTION

So you’re an Advanced Open Water diver and one of your favourite dives to do is a wreck scuba dive. You just love the excitement of exploring the sunken memories of the past, pushing the limits and revealing the mystery that goes along with it. Then you should definitely be thinking about doing your PADI Wreck Diving Specialty!

This is a very exciting course, which allows you to discover the thrills and uncover the mystery that goes hand in hand with exploring wrecks in Cape Town. This specialty gives you the experience and confidence to be able to penetrate wrecks and to be able to explore this mysterious underwater world.

It also enhances your knowledge about wrecks and how to navigate through them safely. This specialty will allow you to explore wrecks further and deeper, understand them better and to get more enjoyment out of your next scuba experience!

Quick overview of the PADI Wreck Diving Specialty Course in Cape Town

  • You must have your PADI Advanced Open Water certification.
  • You must have logged 20 dives including experience in night diving, deep diving and underwater navigation to do this scuba course.
  • Duration: 4 dives (minimum 2 days)
  • Minimum age: 15
  • Certification allows you to plan a wreck dive, recognize and avoid potential problems, penetrate a wreck up to 40m and recognize the historical, social and legal value of wrecks.
  • Bring your swimsuit, sunscreen, towel and a snack.

PADI WRECK SCUBA DIVING SPECIALTY COURSE OUTLINE

We meet each morning at the Into the Blue Scuba diving centre in Cape Town as our central starting point. Here we do registration, theory and we also get your scuba equipment. Meeting times are normally at 09:15, but could change if we are do any boat scuba dives, which you usually do for exploring wrecks in Cape Town. You can expect to be finished between 3 and 6 in the afternoon, depending on where we are on the day. Your course includes both theory and practical aspects. They comprise the following:

Course Theory

There are two elements of theory in this course:

  • Watching the PADI Wreck Diving Video
  • Reading the PADI Wreck Diving Manual and completing and reviewing the Knowledge Reviews

Course Practical  

The practical aspect of your course consists of 4 scuba dives, during which the following will be done:

  • First :
    • Navigation in the wreck
    • Buoyancy control to avoid silting problems
  • Second:
    • Exploring the wreck site (navigation)
    • Mapping the wreck
    • Examining penetration techniques
  • Third:
    • Practice penetration outside the wreck
    • Swimming along penetration line without kicking up silt
  • Fourth:
    • Wreck penetration (up to 40 linear meters)
    • Penetration exercises and techniques

PADI WRECK DIVING SPECIALTY COURSE – FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

  1. How deep are the wrecks?
    The wrecks here in Cape Town range between 6m – 40m in depth.

  2. What wrecks do you dive?
    Our favourite wrecks to scuba dive on in Cape Town are the Boss 400, the Maorie both just outside Hout Bay, or the Smitswinkel Bay wrecks in False Bay, Cape Town.

  3. Is there any special equipment required for this speciality?
    Yes, you need a reel, a torch and a compass.

  4. Do we use a boat to get to the wrecks?
    Yes, most of our wreck scuba dives are boat dives, we launch either from Hout Bay or False Bay in Cape Town. Deeper wrecks tend to be better preserved, as they get battered less by the storms and swell.

 

What have others said about Into the Blue Scuba Dive Center?

ceepee315

Incredible - I am so happy I chose this dive company...

to go with for our 2 dives in Cape Town, it was unforgettable.

We got picked up from our hotel on time, (thank you) and we took a small boat out to the dive site. Very bumpy but high winds made for rough seas. The first dive to the wreck was great, COLD but great visibility. Break for a small snack and water, then second dive with the seals an hour later. It was incredible to say the least, and run by professionals. I took many videos and photos, but from most experiences, you need to put the camera down and just ENJOY IT. So exhausted but so happy. The crew were amazing and hard workers, I can't say enough good things. Thank you for a great experience and unforgettable memories!!

Carina Koenig

Epic experience with the greatest team!�Thank you so much!

Maximilian Nehrkorn

If you want to go dive in Cape Town, this is the place to go!...

5 Star Padi dive centre, offering great packages, with an emphasis on safe diving practices.