Become a Wreck Diver!

Whether purpose-sunk as an artificial reef for scuba divers, or lost as the result of an accident, wrecks are fascinating windows to the past. Ships, airplanes and even cars are fascinating to explore and usually teem with aquatic life. Each wreck dive offers a chance for discovery, potentially unlocking a mystery or spying something others have missed. The Wreck Diver Specialty course is popular because it offers rewarding adventures while observing responsible wreck diving practices.

Every wreck is different. During the Wreck Diver course, you’ll learn how to explore different types of wrecks by investigating their layout, history and hazards, and practice specialized wreck diving skills. 

Take your Wreck Diving skills to the next level after the completion of this course, enroll in our Advanced Wreck Diver course and learn how to safely penetrate wrecks in open water. 

What you can expect to learn

  • Survey a wreck
  • Use lines and reels
  • Avoid common problems
  • Explore the exterior of wrecks
  • See fascinating artifacts
  • Learn special finning techniques

Course Equipment Requirements

In addition to the basic scuba equipment listed below, we recommend bringing a dive light. Wrecks are often found at deeper depths and you will experience a wash-out of colors or limited visibility. Ask your Instructor or the Dive Center what you need to provide for the course. We have rental gear available for an additional cost. 

Each student will be responsible for providing the following gear:

  • BCD
  • Regulator
  • Dive Computer
  • Mask, Fins, Snorkel, Etc. 
  • Exposure protection (if needed)

Required Specialty Equipment:

  • Reel(s)
  • Slate
  • Gloves
  • Mesh Bag

When enrolled in a course with Space Coast Dive Center you will receive a 10% student discount on all gear purchases. 


Course Prerequisites

Age Requirement:

10 years or older

Certification Prerequisite:

Open Water Diver certification.

Each Diver must be medically fit to dive. Please reach out to the Dive Center for a copy of the most up to date diver medical form. 


How do I get Started?

During two open water dives with your instructor, you’ll survey the exterior of a wreck, practice special finning techniques, and may use penetration lines to navigate around the wreck. 


How long will this take?

Entire course: 2-3 days (open water dives can be completed on the same day)


How much is the course?

$300.00


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