Technical Wreck Diver
The PADI Technical Wreck Course is an open circuit program that takes divers beyond the penetration light zone, using guidelines and markers to effectively navigate shipwrecks. You learn to work as a team to mitigate risk, and use advanced diving techniques to go into parts of these living museums the average diver will never see.
Wrecks provide some of the most rewarding dives you can participate in, but inside a slowly decomposing chunk of metal there are many risks that a diver must learn to recognize, assess, and manage. Expect to be challenged, and enjoy some fantastic diving on this two day course.
This course qualifies you to make multiple stop decompression wreck dives to a maximum depth of 50 meters using standard open circuit, multiple cylinder backmount or sidemount tec diving configuration, while maintaining a maximum Equivalent Narcotic Depth of 40 meters.
- Dive Planning for overhead environments
- Line work -laying, tie offs, placements, wraps, loss line, broken line
- Lost buddy/team protocols
- Wreck and low viz navigation
- Emergency procedures
Before attending the course students are required to have a medical screening by a licensed physician, you will need to present the course director a signed medical clearance form before any training.
Tec 50 and TMX Diver or qualifying certification from other training agency. If the student is using Sidemount Configuration he/she must also be certified Tec Sidemount Diver in addition to being Tec Rec 50 and a TMX Diver.
All course materials are included in the cost of the program, advance copies can be sent, pre study is highly advised, we will also provide additional reading materials which we suggest you read prior to attending the course.
The course cost is 37,500 PHP, this includes the course, dives, materials and certification, you may also use our equipment for no additional cost, however we highly recommend using your own. Not included in this cost is helium, during the course you will be charged for what gas you use, and the gas used by your instructor. If there are other students on the course, the instructors gas can be shared by you all. As we cannot accurately predict what you will breath, we cannot give you an exact quotation, however we can provide you a rough idea based on your recorded SAC/RMV rates. Helium is charged at cost.
We have a limited number of twin bed fan dormitory rooms for 2500 PHP per person, per week. These come with a kitchenette and bathroom, simple backpacker style.
If you prefer something else we work with a number of local resorts and hotels, or you might like to check services like, AirBNB we can help with local information if needed.
A typical hotel room starts from 1500 per night and up, the average would be around 2000 PHP. A typical self service monthly rental room or studio from 10,000 PHP and up, the average around 15000 PHP per month.
See here for more information on accommodation.
Contact the Course Director as early as possible, we can only accept a limited number of students on to each program, it is wise to book your preferred date in advance.
Please provide as much of the following information as possible when you book.
Total number of dives you have done
Number of dives you have done on TMX
Number of decompression dives you have done
How long you have been diving
Any significant gaps in your diving
What equipment you will need