This course is to provide the diver with the skills and knowledge needed to gain experience and minimize risks in wreck diving. Wreck diving (penetration) is defined as diving inside a sunken vessel, aircraft or similar structure.
Coverage is to include safety, hazards and cautions, special risks of overhead environments, gas management, entanglement, limited visibility, deep diving, equipment (additions and modifications), location of wrecks, sources of information, search methods, underwater navigation, legal aspects, artifacts, treasure, salvage, archaeology and appropriate material from other specialty courses. If altitude diving is involved, altitude procedures and flying after diving shall be covered.
This course is a 56 slide Powerpoint presentation, additionally featuring eight film clips from real dives in New Jersey and Truk Lagoon, plus video of silty situations, also Equipment planning, History and pictures of some of the New Jersey wrecks, plus much more.
Age: Minimum is 18 years.
Certification: NAUI Advanced Scuba Diver certification or the equivalent is required. NAUI Wreck Diver (External Survey) certification or the equivalent is required. The instructor is to ensure adequate student knowledge and capability before any open water training and shall use skill or other evaluations to do so.