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PADI Wreck Diver Specialty Course

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Course Dates

OUR PADI Wreck Diver COURSES ARE RUN EVERY 4 MONTHS over 2 days or can be SCHEDULED For ANY OTHER REQUESTED DATEs (subject to boat availability)

What's Included?


PADI Wreck Diver Manual
Knowledge Development: Classroom Session
2 Training Open Water Dives from Shore
2 Training Open Water Dives on the HMCS Annapolis from Boat
Use of Dry Suit, Regulator (w/compass), BCD, Tanks, Weights, Hood, Boots
PADI Wreck Diver Certification Card
Rowand’s Reef Student Discount - 20% Off Instore


Personal Gear (Mask, Snorkel, Fins & Gloves) (Available to rent)
Primary Dive Light
Reel & Line
Dive Knife
Underwater Slate

Who should take this course?

Whether purpose-sunk as an artificial reef (like our incredible HMCS Annapolis Wreck here in BC) or lost as the result of an accident, wrecks are fascinating windows to the past. Ships, airplanes and even cars are fascinating to explore and usually teem with aquatic life, something you will find out when you explore the beautiful wrecks at Porteau Cove. Each wreck dive offers a chance for discovery, potentially unlocking a mystery or spying something others have missed. With Rowand’s Reef, the PADI Wreck Diver Specialty course is popular because it offers rewarding adventures while observing responsible wreck diving practices.

What will you learn?

There are many different types of wrecks, some of which are protected by laws that guard their historical and cultural or environmental significance. Your training starts by reviewing guidelines for researching and respecting wrecks. With your Rowand’s Reef Instructor during four dives you’ll learn:

  • Safety considerations for navigating and exploring wrecks.

  • Surveying and mapping a wreck.

  • Using penetration lines and reels to guide exploration.

  • Techniques to avoid kicking up silt or disturbing the wreck and its inhabitants.

The HMCS Annapolis Wreck (before it was sank as an artificial reef) you will dive as part of your Wreck Diver Course

The HMCS Annapolis Wreck (before it was sank as an artificial reef) you will dive as part of your Wreck Diver Course



Have Any Questions?

Our Dive team is ready to help with any questions you have about the PADI wreck diver course or any OF the Incredible local BC Wrecks available to dive with rowand’s reef