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.
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.
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.
- 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.
Get a PADI Wreck Diver manual or recieve one from us on the day of the course or beforehand.
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 only 15 minutes to get to.
Price of the course 11,500B 2 days (4 wreck dives)
The Pattaya wreck dives are all deep dives so the best way to do this course is to combine it with the PADI Enriched air specialty which gives you longer time underwater and collect two specialties to go to your Master Scuba diver rating.
Combined Wreck and Enriched air specialty courses
Price 16,000B 2 Days. (4 enriched air wreck dives)
Includes Speedboat trips, Pro Instruction, rental equipment, 4 dives, Specialty manuals/certification, lunch/snacks/drinks, Real Divers tee shirt and Hotel pick up/drop off in the local Pattaya areas.