PADI Wreck Specialty

Pattaya PADI Wreck specialty: Ships wrecks are fascinating to explore and usually teem with aquatic life. Pattaya has 4 great wrecks to dive and offers a chance for a new discovery.


pattaya padi wreck specialty

3 out of the 4 wrecks in Pattaya were intentionally sunk as an artificial reef for scuba divers. The HTMS Khram was scuttled in 2003, The HTMS Kut in 2006 and the HTMS Mataphon in 2012, all were ex US Navy ships. The Hardeep is the most famous wreck in the Pattaya area and is located at the Samae san islands 40 minute drive South of Pattaya.  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.



pattaya padi wreck specialty www.real-divers.comThere 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.
  • Penetrating the shipwreck – Techniques to avoid kicking up silt or disturbing the wreck and its inhabitants


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. All this equipment is included in your rental equipment on the course.

Getting Started

Get in touch with us to receive your PADI Wreck Diver online elearning pdf manual before the course start date so you can complete the knowledge side of the course beforehand so when you turn up to the dive center it’s all diving.

Dive Trips

We run our dive/courses trips from our 12 metre speedboats: Start time 9am finish 2.30pm, The HTMS Kut and HTMS Mataphon takes us pattaya padi wreck specialty www.real-divers.comonly 15 minutes to get to.



Price of the course and dives 16,500B 3 days (3 wreck dives plus 6 coral dives)

Or instead of doing the 6 coral dives do specialty courses Example: Wreck spec, enriched air Nitrox spec, Navigation spec, search and recovery spec.

Day 1

Wreck dive 

Navigation dive

Search and recovery dive

Day 2 

Wreck dive

Navigation dive

Serach and recovery dive

Day 3 

Wreck dive

Navigation dive 

Search and recovery dive

Get 4 specialty certifications in 3 days which go towards your Master scuba diver rating

The Pattaya wreck dives are all deep dives so the best way to do this course is to combine it with other PADI specialty courses. Enriched air (Nitrox),Wreck diver, Deep diver, Sidemount diver, Navigation diver, Drift diver, search and recovery diver, peak perfomance buoyancy diver, adaptive teaching diver, O2 provider.

email for different price packages.

To Book 


Scuba Diving Pattaya Thailand

PHONE: Dive Shop – 038-232-476

Neil – 087-602-1411                


Kat – 093-594-9191


Contact details plus map to the dive center

How to book and Cancellation policy;

Contact details

Directions to the dive center in Thai show a taxi driver. ซอยโรงแรมเวลคัม2 จอมเทียน ถนน เลียบชายหาดจอมเทียน ระหว่างซอย 11-12

IMPORTANT: If you are doing 2 dives in a day you will need 18 hours after your last dive before flying for safety reasons and 12 hours after 1 dive. If in doubt e-mail us.

HTMS Kut shipwreck

Mataphon HTMS shipwreck

Khram HTMS shipwreck 

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