Wreck diving is a local specialty scuba class. Learn how to run a reel to set a line to safely start and end a shipwreck dive from the anchor line of a dive boat. Don’t be a sloppy NE diver. Learn from an active cave diver how to run a tight line and do good primary and secondary tie offs.
Practice shooting a 6-ft safety sausage to be used during an emergency if an ascent using the anchor line is not possible. The boat captain can see the safety sausage and can monitor where you are during your safety stops as you drift. Learn how to use a waterproof Nautilus radio that stows in your drysuit pocket during the dive and can be used to radio the boat captain or the U.S. Coast Guard on the surface.
SDI wreck is a one day, 2 dive class with a long classroom session on a weekday evening.
TDI Advanced Wreck
Taught similarly to an Intro to Cavern class with blackout mask drills. You must be SDI wreck certified or equivalent. This is geared towards wreck penetration divers. You must have a redundant air source of sidemount or doubles (I teach these). No ponies; you need a full redundant source to exit a wreck. This class is a great idea for those going to cave country to get Intro Cavern certified. Talk to me about that if that is where your training is heading.
TDI adv wreck is a 2 day class; google “TDI advanced wteck standards and procedures”.
Contact Urban Manta about local wreck diving trips.
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