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Wreck Diver

Specialty Course – Wreck Diver


Melbourne has some amazing wreck diving opportunities! We are fortunate to have 4 of the fleet of World War One J-Class Submarines lying in the 30-40m depth range. Along with another impressively big Ex HMAS Canberra navy frigate which was purposely scuttled for diving! All just an accessibly short boat trip from Portsea.

Whether you have the urge to look at shipwrecks for the historical value or you are interested in diving on wrecks that have formed into artificial reefs and are teaming with marine life, there are many wreck to explore in Melbourne.


The purpose of the wreck course is to familiarise divers with the skills, knowledge, planning, organisation, procedures, techniques, problems, hazards and excitement of diving on wrecks.

The course is intended as a safe, supervised introduction. It will cover research & location of wrecks, search & recovery techniques, salvage rights, wreck surveys and the techniques involved in safely diving and penetrating a variety of wrecks.

Many of the available wreck dives are in deeper water so it is an advantage to hold a deep diver certification before starting the course.


Tuesday evening theory review – 6pm-9pm

Saturday – 2 wreck boat dives

Sunday – 2 wreck boat dives


PADI Advanced Open Water certification (or equivalent rating with another training organisation)

Minimum age 15 years



Includes: PADI Wreck Diving Manual and all tuition, four boat dives, use of tank & weights and PADI Certification upon successful completion.


Complete SCUBA unit including alternate air source, SPG, computer & compass

Mask, snorkel, boots and fins

SMB & spool OR safety sausage


Wetsuit / drysuit, hood, gloves

Slate and pencil


Knife or cutting tool

Suggested but not mandatory: explorer reel.

Want to start?

Contact Ocean Divers at info@oceandivers.com.au or call 9579 2600

A $150.00 deposit is required.

You will receive your PADI Wreck Diver manual, you required to complete the independent study, and fill out the knowledge reviews prior to the first session of the course.


Keen to start NOW…..

Prefer to complete the course reading online, you can sign up right away with PADI eLearning, do the required course reading at home and then come to us for the dives.

SIGN UP HERE – https://www.padi.com/courses/wreck-diver

When asked to choose the Dive Shop, please enter “OCEAN DIVERS”, “Ocean Divers S-8027”, and click “Affiliate with this Dive Shop”.

We will get your enrollment email and will contact you immediately with available dates to complete the course dives.

Take the eLearning option and pay PADI for the theory online, and pay us $545 which includes land drills, 4 boat dives, and use of tank & weights.


Terms & Conditions

This course is subject to Ocean Divers’ normal Terms & Conditions. By enrolling in this course, you agree to accept all terms and conditions.

Next Course

May 22
223a East Boundary Road


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