Learn to Scuba Dive in Northern Virginia – The PADI Wreck Diver Specialty Course
When most people Learn to Scuba Dive Northern Virginia they think that once they take the initial Open Water Certification Course that they are ready to dive anywhere. This is probably the same in most any location. However, Scuba Diving in Northern Virginia has many benefits that other areas do not. One of the most popular is Wreck Diving. The entire east coast of the United States is littered with ship wrecks. Many were sunk as part of the reef preservation program but many were sunk during World War I or World War II. Scuba diving on these ship wrecks is diving on a piece of history and is very exciting.
Wreck Diving Specialty Course
The PADI Wreck Diver Specialty Course is one of the most popular PADI Specialty Diver Courses offered by PADI or any other scuba certification agency. Whether sunk on purpose as an artificial reef or the result of mishap, wrecks open fascinating windows to the past. Most divers find wrecked ships, airplanes and even automobiles nearly irresistible because they’re intriguing to explore, exciting avenues of discovery, and usually teeming with aquatic life. The PADI Wreck Diver course teaches you the ins and outs of rewarding, responsible wreck diving.
PADI Wreck Diver Course Training
During the PADI Wreck Diver Specialty Course you will learn:
- Techniques for diving exploring shipwrecks, and how to avoid common hazards
- How to research and learn the background of your favorite wrecks
- Wreck scuba diving equipment considerations
- Considerations and techniques for entering intact wrecks
- Experience in planning, organizing and making at least four wreck dives under the supervision of your PADI Instructor
PADI Wreck Diver Course Schedule
The PADI Wreck Diver Course includes both classroom and practical dives. To supplement the course is a student kit which includes a DVD showing wreck diving techniques and a manual describing wreck diving techniques and safety. The Wreck Diving Student completes both of these and the knowledge review questions in the manual, and goes over them during the classroom portion with the PADI Wreck Diver Instructor.
Four open water wreck dives will also be included in the PADI Wreck Diver Specialty Course. During these dives the student wreck diver will learn the techniques listed above. Important Scuba Diving Equipment, like wreck diving reels, wreck diving slates, and submersible marker buoys will also be included in the course presentations and dives.
At Aquatic Adventures Scuba Academy we offer Dive Travel throughout the year. In the summer we offer trips to Morehead City, N.C. to go wreck diving. These are a few of our most popular dive trips. Since many ship wrecks are located in deeper depths many graduates of the wreck diver course take the PADI Deep Diver Course upon completion.