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TDI Advanced Wreck Plus
Wrecks hold a powerful allure to the diver, whether due to the increased bio diversity of marine life they attract or the mystery and tragedy behind their sinking. It is perhaps unfortunate though that most divers have no understanding of the hazards and dangers that lurk within the peaceful beauty of a sunken ship.
Wrecks like caves and other overhead environments, continue to be the environment most likely to claim the life of the untrained diver in a preventable accident. Generally, wreck divers come in three varieties: the traditional wreck diver who swims the outside of a wreck observing the grace of the nautical structure and the diverse marine life, as time goes by, the divers confidence builds and the mystery of what’s inside becomes more than the diver can resist. At some point, many divers will take a limited penetration course like the SDI or PADI wreck specialty and exercise their wreck diving ability by swimming through open passages and perhaps the wide open holds of a cargo ship. Still more time goes by, the diver builds more confidence and now the mystery of the dark forbidden and restricted passages begin to have an irresistible pull.
The Advanced Wreck diving course prepares divers for this third level of wreck diving. It introduces you to and shows you how to deal with the potential hazards of deep penetration, like lost line, lost buddy, disorientation and lose of gas, we will focus on mastering perfect buoyancy control & trim, finning techniques and signals both visual and tactile.
For any diver serious about surviving deep wreck penetration this is a must do course. Prepare to be challenged, the Advanced Wreck course will test you in many ways.
The course is run over 4 days at our Dive Lodge in Port Gore and includes 6 training dives on the Mikhail Lermontov and one or two orientation assessment dives for those who haven’t dived a technical configuration before..
- Minimum age 18
- Minimum certification; SDI or PADI Basic Wreck Specialty or equivalent
- *Experience in Side-mount or back-mounted double cylinder equipment configuration.
- Show proof of 50 logged dives, 10 on wrecks
* Can be integrated into the Advanced Wreck course with 1 extra dive.