PADI Specialty – Wreck Diver

P ADI Wreck Diver Specialty

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.


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Continuing Education

Program Summary

Underwater visibility
Point of interest
Hard Colorful Corals
Dive site shallowest depth
2 meters
40 meters
For Whom
Adventure Divers
Marine life observation
During all dives
Be at least
Years old
Pgm maximum depth
All included

Day Trip Itinerary | PADI Wreck Diver Specialty

Koh Racha Yai Island, is the largest of the two islands located off the Southeastern coast of Phuket.Different kinds of corals can be spotted here with the Staghorn coral predominating in many areas. Marine life is rich and species such as Barracuda, Tuna and Milk Fish can be found in this area.

There are several interesting dive sites around Koh Racha Yai including Lucy’s Reef, Reef “Do little Do” where Stonefish and Batfish may be chanced upon. Not forgetting Marla’s mystery, a wreck that became home to Morays, Groupers and Lionfish.

  • 7h30 : Pick up at the hotel.
  • De 8h00 à 9h30 : Let’s go for one of Phuket islands with a breakfast on board
  • From 10 am to 11 pm : First Dive.
  • From 11 am to 12:30 pm :Hot buffet lunch would be served on board. Time for some snorkeling and sunbathing after lunch.
  • From 12:30 pm to 13:30 pm: Second Dive.
  • From 13:45 pm to 15:30 pm : Back to Chalong Pier.
  • 15:30 pm : Arrive at Chalong.
  • 16:00 pm: Back to the hotel
King Cruiser is now a famous recreational dive site. It lies at the depth of 32 meters in an upright position. The tip of King Cruiser lies at 15 meters. Till today, the wreck is still pretty much intact although some parts are corroded.

A recommended way for descent is by using the marine line from the surface. It would take you to the car deck from where you would be able to enter safely. Objects that can be spotted are machinery, engine trolley , picnic tables and tyres.

The wreck is covered by soft coral which houses many varieties of fish. Schools of Trevallies, Yellow Snappers, Barracudas, Tunas, Lionfish and Scorpion fish can be spotted especially at the bow. TurtlesBamboo sharks, the Giant Whale Sharks may be seen as well.

  • 7:30 am : Pick up et your hotel.
  • From 8:00 am to 9:30 am : Let’s go to King Cruiser with a breakfast on board.
  • From 10:00 am to 11:00 am : First Dive.
  •  11:30 am: Second Dive at Shark Point.
  •  12:30 am : Hot buffet lunch on board. After lunch there is time for snorkeling and sun bathing
  • 1:45 pm:  Third Dive at Koh Doc Mai.
  • 3:30 pm: Back to Chalong Pier.
  • 3:30 pm: Arrive at Chalong.
  • 4 pm : Back to the hotel

Program PADI Wreck Diver Specialty

You have to be at least 15 years old and to be an Adventure Diver to take PADI Wreck Diver Specialty.
During PADI Wreck Diver Specialty, you will complete four dives. You’ll learn about the different types of wreck, safety considerations entering a wreck, how to map a wreck and use lines and reels to explore it. Your PADI instructor will teach you techniques to not disturb marine life during your dives.
Meet us at SSS Phuket, you can sign up for the PADI Wreck Diver Specialty and schedule the first dive with your PADI instructor. You can start learning with PADI Wreck Diver Manual and Wreck Diving video.
In addition to your scuba diving equipment, you will need a dive light, a slate, a compass for navigation, a reel and a line to get into the wreck. Check with your PADI instructor if another equipment is necessary according to the dive site.




Continuing Education

The possibilities to continue PADI Wreck Diver Specialty are: