PADI Wreck Diver

The Course

The PADI Wreck Diver specialty introduces you to the techniques of wreck diving, including limited wreck penetration. Wreck diving, especially in UK waters, has always fascinated divers and by completing this course you will be able to plan and execute enjoyable wreck dives. You will learn how to navigate around a wreck, spot potential hazards and explore inside wrecks using line laying techniques.

This certification will allow you to get more from your wreck diving and counts towards your Master Scuba Diver rating.

Course Outline

After some self study using the PADI Wreck diver manual you will complete four dives over a weekend with your PADI instructor to gain your PADI Wreck Diver certification. During these dives you will navigate and map a wreck whilst surveying for potential hazards and entry points. You will also practice line deployment and retrieval before planning and executing an actual penetration dive.

Course Duration & Schedules

Having completed the self study from the course manual you will complete your four open water dives at Capernwray (near Lancaster). Open Water dives for this course are currently scheduled on the following dates:

  • June: Saturday 16th & Sunday 17th
  • December: Saturday 8th & Sunday 9th

New Horizons aims to be flexible with arranging courses to suit your schedule. Please contact us to book on to one of the scheduled dates or to arrange an alternative to suit you (small supplements may apply for midweek sessions).

This course can also be completed while on a NHDC trip; talk to us about your options for completing this course at a time & date to suit.



£40 supplement payable if drysuit pool training is required

Discounts available if completed on a NHDC trip


  • PADI Wreck Diver manual
  • Full Equipment Hire including specialist wreck diving equipment
  • Instruction
  • Air Fills
  • PADI Certification fees

Not Included

  • Travel and entry fees (about £17) to the open water site

Special Offer

If you’ve completed the wreck ‘adventure dive’ as part of your Advanced Open Water Diver course, then complete the 3 remaining wreck dives on one day and save £30 off the course price!


PADI Advanced Open Water Diver certification (or equivalent).

Minimum age: 15 years old.

Medical: You need to be in good health and reasonably fit, all students will need to fill in a PADI Medical Questionnaire prior to participation.

To Book

Contact us to answer any questions and to confirm availability. Please complete a Course Booking Form (which may be downloaded and returned as an email attachment) and Medical Statement (which must be printed and completed by hand), returning the statement to us by post, in person or as a scanned copy. We will confirm your place on the course once we have received the completed forms.

Please return both forms to us no later than 2 weeks before your preferred course start date.

Contact Us

If you have any questions or require further information, please contact us or call in to the dive centre.