SSI Wreck Diving Specialty

SSI Wreck Diving Specialty

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Become a certified wreck diver

Many of the ocean’s best dive sites are wrecks. These impressive structures attract unusually high densities of marine life and give you the chance to immerse in living history as you dive.

There is nothing quite like wreck diving and the SSI Wreck Diving specialty will give you all the skills and knowledge you need to become a safe and confident wreck diver. With a combination of academic and confined water sessions, you will be taught how to safely conduct non-penetration dives around wrecks and artificial reefs, up to a depth of 30 meters.

You will also get to practice your wreck diving skills during open water training dives. All of which will ensure you can enjoy wreck diving with confidence and get the most out of every dive. Upon completion of this program, you will earn your SSI Wreck Diving specialty certification. Continue your adventures and become a wreck diver. 

  • Minimum age for participation is 15. 
  • * All persons under the age of 18 require parent/guardian signature for participation.*

  • *Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied with a parent/guardian over the age of 18.

  • Successfully complete the fitness to dive questionnaire. (A medical is only required if you answer yes to any of the following questions on this form.)
  • Certified Advanced 30M or equivalent.
  • Certified Nitrox Enriched Air 
  • Own transport is required to all diving locations
 Course Includes: 
  • Online academic training to be completed prior. 
  • 2 Wreck Dives dives
  • Maximum depth is 30m,
  • The use of Tanks & Weights.
  • Mask, Snorkel, Fins and Boots and SCUBA Hardware. (Our shop can assist with any rental equipment requirements) 
  • Transport is not provided
  • Some medical conditions may prevent you from diving and undertaking training. 


 What To Bring:
  • Sunscreen
  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Lunch
  • Mobile phone
  • Completed paperwork with Parent/Guardian signature if required. (Contact our shop staff if you are unsure)
 *Flying After Diving Guidelines


  • For a single no-decompression dive, a minimum preflight surface interval of 12 hours is suggested. (Including pool and shallow water immersions)

  • For multiple dives per day or multiple days of diving, a minimum preflight surface interval of 18 hours is suggested. Dive Newcastle recommends 24 hours to err on the side of safety. 

  • For dives requiring decompression stops, 24 hours minimum is recommended. 

    To err on the side of safety, many divers plan a 24-hour surface interval or longer and spend their time exploring topside attractions.

  • All divers and students need to follow the recommendation given by the manufacturer of the dive computer regarding No Fly Times and should always take the most conservative approach in regard's to flying after diving. Waiting longer before flying when possible after diving and exploring the top side during this period is always your best approach. This information is discussed further and in more detail during your dive course.