PADI Wreck Diver Course

Explore the Past

The PADI Wreck Diver specialty course teaches you the proper procedures for diving on wrecks, including penetration dives if you wish to explore the inside of a wreck within the light zone.


Ocean Tribe


Wrecks are awesome dive sites both for the marine life and historical aspect. The PADI Wreck Diver specialty course teaches you the proper procedures for diving on wrecks, including penetration dives if you wish to explore the inside of a wreck within the light zone. The course consists of 4 wreck dives over 2 days and introduces you to equipment for wreck diving.

At Ocean Tribe we conduct the PADI Wreck Diver Specialty Diver course on the locally sunk MV Funguo wreck and can also arrange diving on the MV Dania wreck in Mombasa and MV Fish Eagle wreck in Kilifi

Whether purpose-sunk as an artificial reef for scuba divers, 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. 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.

If you're at least 15 years old and have earned a PADI Adventure Diver certification or higher, you can enroll in the Wreck Diver Specialty course.


Your training starts by reviewing guidelines for researching and respecting wrecks. You'll also 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 first dive of this PADI Specialty Diver course may credit as an Adventure Dive toward your Advanced Open Water Diver certification - ask your instructor about earning credit. You may be able to get college credit for the Wreck Diver course - ask your instructor.


Please review the Diver Medical before purchasing


  • Dive Computer Rental $15.00
  • Extra Day's Diving After Your PADI Course $90.00

Prerequisite for Participation

  • 15 Years
  • Good Physical Health
  • Adventure Diver or Advanced Open Water Certification

Diver Insurance

As mentioned previously, scuba diving is a very safe sport. However, accidents can happen even if you’re a conservative diver. Evacuation is efficient and cheap but once you reach the hyperbaric chamber the costs skyrocket. A standard treatment can cost US$3,000+ and you will probably need more than one session. We have a chamber located in the Kenya Navy base in Mombasa. They will need proof of scuba diving travel insurance before treatment begins.

For this reason, we highly recommend that you have your own cover. Your name on a valid insurance document will expedite the process. Getting verification from a general cover policy like ours will take longer. It’s essential to get treatment for decompression illness as quickly as possible.

While you might be covered on your travel insurance (you should check your policy for this and read it carefully) it is a good idea to carry specialist diving insurance. Ocean Tribe offers basic cover but in the worst-case scenario, with chamber expenses, the costs can end up skyrocketing.

We recommend Divers Alert Network (DAN) Diver Insurance. They’re all divers and have a team of diving doctors. Their advice is great and they know how to get everything arranged quickly and efficiently wherever you are. After consulting with DAN’s specialists they will guarantee payment to the hospital so you can begin treatment.

Annual insurance with DAN is great value for money. They can also supply excellent short-term coverage from 1 – 30 days from US$10 per day, US$40 per week or US$50 for 30 days. We’re a DAN partner so happy to arrange this for you. Click here to get started.

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