We conduct the course in Nanaimo BC. Yes, that's right,
we travel to Canada to do this training. There are no wrecks in the South
Sound (or Hood Canal) that meet HiTek Scuba's standards for this class.
You are going to learn REAL wreck diving as part of this course. Your
diving skills will be challenged and vastly improved as a result of this 3 day,
6 dive intensive course.
By the time you exit this class your basic
- able to maintain your position in the water
column while doing other tasks.
- comfortable underwater with or without a
- able to swim close to the bottom without
kicking up silt.
- feel confident with U/W navigation in low
(possibly very low) visibility.
- able to make a 15ft safety stop in mid-water
without losing control.
Sound like something you want to work
towards...great then you're well on your
way to an incredible adventure diving the amazing wrecks of Canada!!
Some of the classroom topics of the course include:
What are five potential hazards common to wrecks, and how do you
What are five hazards of entering a wreck, and what causes these hazards?
What are four aspects of a wreck to evaluate when diving on it?
What are three ways to navigate on a wreck?
Why may a compass be inaccurate on many wrecks?
What four dive planning and equipment considerations should be made for wreck
dives deeper than 60 feet?
What are the general techniques for diving a wreck in a current?
What are two reasons why a diver should obtain a local orientation to an
What are three reasons for researching the history and condition
of a wreck?
What two sources provide quick, basic information about diving a popular wreck?
What possible sources can you check when researching more in-depth, detailed wreck information?
What are two benefits of
mapping a wreck?
What four tools can you use when mapping a wreck, and what is each used for?
What are four pieces of equipment that you should use for wreck
penetration and what is each piece used for?
What are the three penetration limits when inside a wreck?
What are the proper techniques for:
Entering a wreck?
Moving through a wreck?
Using a penetration line in a wreck?
What are the proper responses and actions for:
Loss of visibility due to silting?
A lost or cut penetration line?
Air supply loss?
Time to practice all that you've learned by conducting safe
wreck penetration dives. Practice your reel use, practice your line
communications and safely entering and exiting the wreck.
DO YOU KNOW THE ANSWER TO THE ABOVE QUESTIONS?
If you'd like to, and this sounds like something you'd like to step up to,
then the Wreck Diver Course is for you. It's challenging, fun,
exciting, and will increase your technical skills and confidence like no other
course you've taken so far.
Course Fee $350.00* - includes wreck diving manual, wreck incident board drawings, advanced
u/w communication chart, two classroom sessions, a pool session, three days of
wreck diving in beautiful British Columbia, full wreck equipment use during class (O2 kit,
reels, slates, pony bottles, etc.)