People have lots of different motivations for wanting to dive wrecks. Some like the history, some the fact that they are usually covered in marine life, and others want to explore the complex network of rooms inside. There aren't many things more exciting than descending into the blue, following a buoy line down and seeing a shipwreck slowly appear in front of you.
At Big Blue Tech we teach the SDI wreck speciality course. SDI is the recreational arm of TDI and is recognised around the world as an alternative to PADI and SSI. The course we offer allows for limited penetration inside wrecks (within certain limits), and covers the following:
- Researching wrecks
- Finding wrecks
- Hazards of wreck diving
- Risk management
- Navigation inside
- Gas planning
- Diving procedures for wreck diving
- Emergeny procedures
Much of the practical side of the course is taken from the TDI advanced wreck course and includes land drills for using a continuous guideline, which is then practiced on the wreck. The final dive of the course is you putting all the skills you've learned into practice- buoyancy, positioning, guideline use, gas management, team positioning and communication, light management- and taking the instructor inside the wreck. All the skills you learn will make you a better and more confident diver, and allow you to explore wrecks with a much greater ability to judge hazards and mimise risk.
- 18 years old (15 with parental consent).
- Open water diver, but the wreck we train on requires you to be certified to dive to 30m
- 3 open water dives minimum
- 2 days
The course costs 8,000 Thai Baht. All equipment is included at no extra cost