Padi Wreck Diver Speciality

Northern Ireland Has Hundreds of wrecks littering the coast line within recreational Diving Depths.


Northern Irelands coast line is littered with wrecks of ships and U Boats Many lost during World War 2, wrecks are fascinating windows to the past. Ships, Submarines are fascinating to explore and usually teeming with aquatic life.

Each wreck dive offers a chance for discovery, potentially unlocking a mystery or spying something others have missed. The PADI Wreck Diver Specialty course is popular because it offers rewarding adventures while observing responsible wreck diving practices.

Explore the Lough Garry Wreck Rathlin Island

Dive Into northern irelands maritime history

All over Northern Ireland and the world, there are sunken ships whose stories are waiting to be told, and whose decks is waiting to be explored. Why not Explore some of the wrecks of our coast line like SS Lough Gary, HMS Drake, SS Chirripo State of Louisiana and Many May More around the Beautiful Coast of Northern Ireland

Wrecks can be purpose-sunk to create artificial reefs, accidentally sunk due to an accident or otherwise, Or Like most of ours during world wars but either way are fascinating windows into the past. Each wreck dive offers a chance to discover the history of the wreck, the ability to unlock a mystery, or to spot something others have missed. They bring you into the past in a very real way, and help make learning history fun. The PADI Wreck Diver Specialty course is popular because it offers rewarding adventures while observing responsible safety in wreck diving practices.

The course teaches you how to do fun, safe wreck diving. You will develop the techniques involved in wreck diving within recreational limits and while avoiding disturbing delicate marine life. Learn wreck diving laws, hazards to avoid, how to research wrecks, wreck diving equipment, the basics of penetrating a wreck and how to interact responsibly with the aquatic life.

Explore the many wrecks in Northern Ireland

what will you learn

There are many different types of wrecks, some of which are protected by laws that guard their historical and cultural significance. Your training starts by reviewing guidelines for researching and respecting wrecks. 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.

Dive into History



MINIMUM AGE: 15 years old

MINIMUM CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: Must have a PADI Adventure Diver certification or higher.

Learn how to responsibly explore wrecks, with our PADI Wreck Diver course!


PADI’s eLearning. lets you read and watch video about wreck diving on your PC, Mac or tablet in preparation for the practical skills

All equipment hire. (If you are drysuit qualified, you have the option of renting one at an extra fee.)

4 open water dives

Certification fee

COST: £299

Equipment you will use

You’ll need your basic scuba equipment, plus a dive light to see into the wreck, a slate and underwater compass for mapping and navigation, and a line and reel for practicing wreck penetration. Your PADI Instructor may suggest other gear appropriate for wreck diving in your area.

Getting Started

Book Online and you will receive a PADI Wreck Diver Manual when you enroll in the course Manual is included in the cost. Read the manual and watch the video before meeting with your PADI Instructor to discuss the wrecks you’ll visit during your open water scuba dives