Duration: 2 days, 4 PADI Wreck Specialty Dives
Price: IDR 4.200.000.
Wrecks have always fascinated divers. Well, the PADI Wreck Diver Specialty course is here to help you unravel their mysteries and secrets. And what a better way than doing so in Bali, site of the majestic USAT Liberty shipwreck, one of the most accessible WWII shipwrecks in the world.
Wrecks are often windows of the past and testimonies left of some great battles or some tragedies. They might also have been sunk on purpose to create new dive sites or become artificial habitats for marine life. Either ships, planes or even cars and buses, wrecks always hide some secrets and treasures waiting for divers to discover them. They usually are rich in marine life and specific inhabitants, making them very interesting places to dive.
What you will learn?
During your PADI Wreck Specialty course, you will cover the legal aspects of diving on a shipwreck. Indeed, some wrecks have cultural or historical significance and are subject to regulations to protect them from artefact removals and other.
You will learn about the safety considerations for navigating and exploring shipwrecks. A lot of the hazards come from entering or penetrating a shipwreck. So your course will gradually prepare you for planning a wreck penetration. You will learn basic surveying and mapping skills to plan entry, exit, hazards… You will become familiar with safety equipment required for wreck penetrations such as the use of a reel with a line, diving torches, slates, compasses and emergency equipment.
Your last dive will bring you inside a wreck for a penetration simulation. You will learn all the safety procedures while penetrating a wreck. Your instructor will also work with you on your buoyancy and air consumption to avoid kicking silt and avoiding other hazards inside the wreck.
Where will you dive?
We are very lucky to have quite a few shipwrecks available around Amed, Tulamben and Kubu. Even better, they all vary in size, shape, depth and conditions. Amed has some smaller shipwrecks that are good to get familiar with wreck navigation, hazards and mapping.
Tulamben is the site of the majestic USAT Liberty, a 125m long World War II wreck, which lays between 4 and 28 meters. It is perfect to finely tune the skills previously learnt before attempting the penetration.
Finally, Kubu offers the Boga Wreck, a recently sunk shipwreck. This wreck has been artificially prepared and sunk on purpose for training. It gives therefore the best conditions for wreck penetrations, with an upper and a lower deck easily accessible.
All wrecks vary in marine life and environments, so you will get the most variety out of your PADI Wreck Diver Specialty course. To get the most out of your future wreck dives and explorations, we advise you to have a look at completing the PADI Enriched Air Diver or/and the PADI Deep Diver Specialty courses as well. Indeed most wrecks in the world lay deeper than the average normal dive sites, so to extend your exploration and pleasure underwater, you will find those three specialties team up nicely.
Requirements & considerations
The first dive of this PADI Specialty Course may credit as an Adventure Dive toward your Advanced Open Water Diver certification so ask us more about earning credits.
Also, if you are already a certified PADI Advanced Open Water Diver, you might have done the Wreck Adventure dive during your Advanced course. If you still have a log of it, this dive may credit as the first dive of the Wreck Diver Specialty course.
Requirement(s): be 15 years old minimum and a PADI Adventure Diver or equivalent.
All our try scuba diving experiences and courses at Bali Diversity include the services of a certified PADI Instructor and/or PADI Divemaster. Our prices cover also your diving equipment, 12 liters tanks, weights, a free pick up and drop from your hotel (for Amed & Tulamben areas), local diving taxes, porter services, water, coffee, tea and towel.