Wreck Diver

Wreck Diving Course

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Wreck diving is one of our most popular certifications. The North Carolina coast is known as the “Graveyard of the Atlantic” due to its underwater topology, it’s geography, & WWII shipping lanes. With over 1000 fabulous wrecks accessible via charter boats, your wreck training will teach you how to safely enjoy diving on or in these amazing hidden treasures. Every visit to these wrecks reveals new items & sometimes even treasures. 

What to expect in this course:

Wreck diving is one of our most rewarding courses. Starting with learning & mapping a wreck from the outside, you’ll learn how to familiarize yourself with its layout, hazards, & features. After that, you’ll learn the necessary skills to safely navigate around or inside a wreck (running lines, line procedures, light usage, & buddy contact). On the last dive(s) you’ll put it all together & run lines around (or inside) a wreck.

Who this class is for:

  • Those who love researching wrecks
  • Those who want to penetrate wrecks safely
  • Learning proper use of lines while wreck diving
  • Exploring underwater history

Our Wreck certification class fee includes:

  • 3 – 4* instructor-led dives in open water on wreck sites (4th dive optional)
  • Your online learning, tests, & one-on-one instructor review
  • Wreck certification card & processing fees
*Agency dependent

What you will learn:

  • Surface support considerations
  • Buddy system & contact procedures
  • Navigation & charting
  • Disorientation drills
  • Special Equipment requirements
  • Limited visibility diving
  • Life line & reels types, procedures, & usage
  • Special emergency procedures
  • Mapping procedures

Start your elearning today!

Wreck Diving Certification


Please check our online calendar for a scheduled class before purchasing. You may be able to join an already scheduled course.

This class includes your online e-learning material, 4 in-water training sessions with a certified instructor, your certification card (C-Card) and amazing future dives on some of the worlds best wrecks.


Course Requirements:

Wreck Diving certification prerequisites:

  • Minimum age is 18, 15+ have limited penetration with parental consent
  • 10 – 14 year olds may take a non-wreck penetration course
  • Deep/advanced diver specialty or proof of experience with dives under 18m/60 feet
  • Approved diver medical form
  • Liability waiver

Gear requirements:

  • Standard scuba gear (regulators, BCD, weights, tanks, computer – rentals available)
  • Personal scuba gear (mask, fins, snorkel, boots – student must provide)
  • Spare mask (with a way to secure it underwater)
  • 2 underwater lights
  • Underwater slate
  • Reel/spool
  • Full wetsuit (for abrasion protection)
  • Gloves (for abrasion protection)

Class requirements:

  • Satisfactorily complete the online learning course with a test score of 80% or higher
  • After instructor remediation, a test score of 100%
  • Demonstrate mature and sound judgment concerning dive planning & execution
  • Satisfactorily complete the online learning course
  • Complete all open water requirements safely & efficiently
  • Upload a photo to the certifying agency website (no hats or sunglasses)

Time Requirements:

  • 2 – 4 hours for online learning
  • 4 – 8 hours* of instructor led surface & in-water training
*2 days may be needed to complete this course, agency dependent