Scuba Center has been selling quality scuba diving and snorkeling equipment since 1973. You will find a wide selection of scuba and snorkeling equipment at both our Eagan, Minnesota and Minneapolis, Minnesota locations. Scuba Center Eagan
1571 Century Point
Eagan, Minnesota 55121
(651) 681-8434
Scuba Center Minneapolis
5015 Penn Ave South
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55419
(612) 925-4818

PADI Wreck Diver Specialty

The PADI Wreck Diver Course | Whether sunk on purpose as an artificial reef or the result of mishap, wrecks open fascinating windows to the past. Most divers find wrecked ships, airplanes and even automobiles nearly irresistible because they’re intriguing to explore, exciting avenues of discovery, and usually teeming with aquatic life. The PADI Wreck Diver course teaches you the ins and outs of rewarding, responsible wreck diving. The fun part of the PADI Wreck Diver course is visiting wrecks, unlocking mysteries and starting to gain the knowledge and experience that allows you to see things that others overlook. Sometimes, only the trained, experienced eye recognizes that a small hole or open door likely caused the vessel’s demise. The PADI Wreck Diver Specialty course introduces you to the skills and knowledge necessary for safe and fun wreck diving. The excitement of exploring a sunken ship or airplane is hard to match.  Wrecks of many types can be found in Minnesota and around the world. Wreck penetration-training is limited to the "light zone" and within 130 feet to the surface (vertical and horizontal distance combined).

The course will cover a variety of areas including:

  • Procedures and techniques for wreck diving

  • Use of lights, line reels, etc.

  • Buoyancy control for wreck diving

  • Potential hazards and emergency procedures

  • Planning for wreck dives

  • Limited visibility techniques

The PADI Wreck Diver course includes one class session and four open water certification dives.   

Prerequisite: PADI Adventures in Diving (or qualifying cert. from another organization) and 15 years old. PADI Wreck Diver Specialty Course manual included and yours to keep | How far will you take this diving thing? It's up to you. With PADI Specialty Diver Programs you can chart your course for a colorful collection of awesome dives. Sure, your PADI certification opens up the oceans and lakes to you, but the PADI Specialty Dives take the underwater adventure to depths that will stir your soul. Achieving PADI Specialty ratings can take anywhere from as little as one day to a full weekend -but this is all hands-on, so you'll be diving right from the start.

PADI Wreck Diver Manual included
and yours to keep.   

Not an extra fee

PADI Wreck Diver Specialty Course Fee: $259.00
(Fee and cancellation policy)
Includes:    PADI Wreck Diver manual and certification processing.

Scuba equipment is not included, but may be rented (advanced reservations recommended).

Students should also have a dive light (primary and a backup recommended) and slate for class.

Certification: PADI Wreck Diver Specialty

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What do I need to do before class?:
Read the PADI Wreck Diver manual and complete the knowledge reviews. You also need to complete a PADI Student Record File (which includes a Medical Statement). If you answer yes to any of the medical history questions, we must require a signed physicians approval before you participate. You can download and review the PADI Medical Statement here. Please print a copy to take to your physician for their approval and signature if required.
PADI classes offered at Scuba Center in Eagan, Minnesota Wreck Diver Schedule: Class: Thurs. evening 7 - 10pm, Dives: Sat. and Sun.

Wreck Diver class session is held at our store in Eagan, Minnesota. Dives will be on the wreck of the Madeira in Lake Superior. The Madeira was a 436 ft steel hull ship that ran into Gold Rock just north of Split Rock Lighthouse during the storm on November 4, 1905. It lies in 20 to 110 ft. of water and is probably the most popular wreck dive in Minnesota. Several options for lodging can be found in the Two Harbors and Silver Bay area or further south in Duluth.

2021 Wreck Diver Course Dates:  

WD210909 - Sep 9, 11, & 12


Madeira Diver Access Information