PADI Wreck Specialty - Dive Centre | Scuba Dive Campbell River, BC

PADI Wreck Specialty

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The wrecks in Discovery Passage are a window into the past.
Whether they were sank purposefully like the HMCS Columbia, or by accident like the May Island Ferry, each wreck is fascinating and impressive to explore. You will learn responsible wreck diving techniques and explore these artificial reefs that host incredible life below the surface.


Once you sign up for the course, your instructor will be in touch!

Knowledge Development: all theory may be completed at home through PADI eLearning or in the shop with your instructor.

Ocean Dives: over 4 ocean dives off our boat "Ocean Guardian", you’ll learn:

- Safety considerations for navigating and exploring wrecks
- Surveying and mapping a wreck
- Using penetration lines and reels to guide exploration
- Techniques to avoid kicking up silt or disturbing the wreck and its inhabitants

The first day of ocean dives will be spent perfecting buoyancy and finning techniques, while practicing tie-off and penetration methods not in an overhead environment. The second day will be spent on a wreck in Discovery Passage where you will put your skills to the test while penetrating the wreck.


Minimum Age: 15 years old

Certification: minimum Advanced Open Water certification or equivalent

Medical: each student must complete a PADI medical form specifically for scuba diving. Click to view the PADI Medical Questionnaire 


All students must provide their own gear. If you need to rent, check out our rental prices and you will be charged upon pickup. All rental gear is 25% off when taking a course with us!

During your Wreck course, you will use basic scuba gear (BCD, regulator, tanks, weights, drysuit or wetsuit). You will also use a dive computer, light, line and reel, and compass.

We recommend investing in the following gear during or after your course: Mask, snorkel, fins, boots, gloves, hood, and dive computer. These items have a specific fit to each diver, and having your own will make your experience more enjoyable and familiar.

We offer 15% off any gear purchases before or during your course.