Wreck Diver

Wreck Diver

Wreck Diver Specialty | 2 Days | 7500b

The scuba diving on Koh Tao has a couple of shipwrecks perfect for the Wreck Specialty Course. They are a great haven for marine life as well as being very interesting and inspiring for divers to explore. Asia has a great many wrecks in shallow, clear waters so doing the Wreck Diver course is a great idea.  Wrecks have a great many hazards to be aware of and you should not treat them as simple fun dives


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Wreck Diver Specialty Course

The scuba diving on Koh Tao has a couple of new shipwrecks perfect for the Wreck Specialty Course. They are a great haven for marine life as well as being very interesting and inspiring for wreck divers to explore. Asia has a great many ship wrecks in shallow, clear waters so doing the wreck diver course is a great idea.

Wrecks have a great many hazards to be aware of, sharp edges, and adequate light but it makes for an exciting type of dive. You should not treat them as simple fun dives and proper training is essential.

The course covers overhead environments, considerations for wreck diving, hazardous materials, other potential hazards, proper techniques and opens up so many more wreck dive sites to explore safely.

Following SSI’s approach to diving, the theory has gone fully digital, all the reading, quizzes and exam can now be done through the MySSI app. This can be done in advance of the course if you want more beach time. But there is still plenty of time to do it here.

It is also great to combine this with other dive courses such as the Deep Diver Specialty course as the training wreck is at 30 meters.

The wreck can be seen when making the advanced diving course on Koh Tao
The HTMS Sattakut before sinking

What Is The Course About?

The first chapter covers how to select a wreck site, understand the three categories of wrecks, the various shipwreck laws and types of protection, how to research a shipwreck, and how to research information on accessible wrecks.

The second chapter covers your wreck diving equipment, diving skills, and lists the different types of basic wreck diving equipment, describes the recommended method of placing equipment, how to secure your diving equipment, and explains safety lines and when and how to use them. Concerns for hazards, safety equipment, and additional dive equipment

This course doesn’t allow wreck penetration dives though, for that you have to take the Advanced Wreck Diver course.

HTMS Sattakut Wreck Koh Tao
The forward gun of the HTMS Sattakut

The third chapter covers locating a wreck, your options for traveling to wreck sites, and lists options for locating shipwrecks.

The fourth chapter is about diving a wreck, how to plan your dive, and understanding the proper procedures for exploring wrecks. Describing possible hazards and how to avoid them, and understanding proper surface and exit procedures following your dive.

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Looking inside the wheelhouse

Then an online exam. There is a minimum of 2 open water training dives that are required, we do these in the morning at the HTMS Sattakut, or HTMS Hanhak Sattru or its sister ship HTMS Hanhak Suphairin. The last 2 wrecks having been sunk on purpose for training sites in 2023.  They are fantastic training wrecks, as well as for recreational wreck dives, weather permitting, as they slowly turning into an artificial reef.

How Long Does It Take On Koh Tao?

There are 4 chapters to read with a short quiz after each one, followed by the wreck diver online exam. You can take the exam as many times as necessary to achieve the required 100% pass rate. If you are a quick study it could take you just 1 day but there is no fixed schedule. With the theory in the afternoon and diving the following morning, depending upon conditions.

Wreck diver on the Sattakutt
Divers on the advanced diving course Koh Tao

Who Can Take The Wreck Diver Course?

Anyone over the age of 15 years and have a certification level of Advanced or Deep diver as our purpose-sunk wrecks on Koh Tao is between 18 and 30 meters deep.

Koh Tao wreck diving courses now have 2 new ships to dive on
The two navy ships HTMS Hanhak Sattru and HTMS Hanhak Suphairin before they were sunk as training sites in 2023

How Much Does It Cost?

Only 7,500b, a 2,000b deposit paid to the dive center is required to start the wreck diver course. You will get access to digital training materials to read via the MySSI app and digital certification cards.

This price only covers diver training scuba equipment rental and doesn’t include accommodation but this can be arranged. We have AC dorm beds by the beach through our partner resort if you want 2 nights accommodation with a beachside restaurant.

How Can I Register?

Contact us 🙂 Easy. Or enter your details above and include your preferred start date. Not all diving instructors are available to teach the Wreck Specialty so dates need to be confirmed in advance.

A word on payment …

You can book in advance for the deep diver specialty by paying a deposit you will receive a confirmation email within 24 hours from our staff. Where we will ask you to confirm your arrival time and date and the ferry company name. Do not worry if you have not booked a ferry yet.

Booking Terms and Conditions

By sending this request and payment you are submitting a reservation for your diving courses. Ensure that you have read and understood our terms and conditions.

Please ensure that you read the medical form and if you have to answer yes to any questions you will require medical clearance by a diving doctor. While this is available on Koh Tao some pre-existing conditions may require sign-off by your doctor or specialist.

If in doubt please ensure the medical questionnaire is completed before leaving your home country. Some medical conditions are not suitable for diving and may preclude you from diving.

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