Learn to be a Wreck Diver in Sabah | The PADI Wreck Diver Speciality Course
What a great opportunity to learn to be a wreck diver especially as Kota Kinabalu just got a new wreck. On the 17th November 2016 the local authorities plus a local operator successfully sank Kota Kinabalu's first 'house wreck' - The KM Kuraman. Have a quick read of a recent blog for more information on this vessel - Click here for KM Kuraman wreck details
There so many different types of wrecks you can dive both natural and artificial. Whether they be sunk ships, boats, planes or even cars they can be very interesting subject matters in their own way. After a very short while the objects begin to collect marine life taking the item from just an object to an amazing adventure for the wreck diver.
Is my brain going struggle with the learning?
The short answer is no, always remember diving is fun. The PADI Wreck Diver course takes 2 consecutive full days out on our boat in the local marine park. Their are a few rules and guidelines regarding diving wrecks and these will be covered in the course by your PADI Instructor. Some of the key points you will learn are:-
- Learn and understand the safety considerations for exploring and navigating wrecks.
- Discover, explore, survey and map a wreck.
- The use of lines and reels to guide exploration and penetration.
- You will be shown new or better finning styles and techniques to help avoid kicking up silt or disturbing the wreck and its inhabitants.
There are some other options available to you. If you do not have a PADI Adventures in Diving or PADI Advanced Open Water Diver certification then we can combine these course/s with this course for obviously an extra charge. Why not combine a PADI Enriched Air Diver certification with this course.
Course Pre-Requisites - Can I get a PADI Wreck Diver Speciality?
To start your PADI Wreck Diver course you need to be a confident, and comfortable, diver. Your diving level or abilities needs to be at the point where you can maintain position in the water - neutral buoyancy.
You need to be at least 15 years of age and have a PADI Adventure Diver certification or higher/similar.
Course Itinerary - PADI Wreck Diver Course in Kota Kinabalu
Typical itinerary for this 2 day course would be meet at Jesselton Point each morning at 08:45, transfer out into the local marine park for a morning course dive, lunch on a tropical island, followed by an afternoon course dive. Before each course dive a full briefing will be provided. At the end of our course day you'll head back to Jesselton Point Jetty arriving at around 15:30hrs.
We included full scuba diving equipment for each day of your course along with any specialised equipment required. We also include lunch on your diving days. The boats are equipped with showers and complimentary refreshments (water, sweets and biscuits). Upon successful completion of the course we provide a PADI Certification application form (PIC).
- Sabah Parks Diving Permit - RM 21.20 Malaysian RM 53.00 Non Malaysian
- Collection from your hotel
What do I need to bring during my PADI Course?
- Swim wear - Please be ready to get wet straight away :-)
- Sun tan lotion
- Any personal items
- Money in case you want an ice cream...
- A smile
Notes - PADI Wreck Diver Speciality Course, Kota Kinabalu
PADI Liability Forms and a PADI Medical Form must be signed by the participant before the PADI Course starts. You need to have minimum 18 hours free after diving before flying on a plane, or changing altitude > 300 metres, in line with PADI safety standards.
Any participant under 18 years is supervised by a parent or guardian at all times.
Video of our new local wreck being sank in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah - Video by Utusan TV