No kidding in New York City we are surrounded by hundreds of wrecks and U boats. One of the most famous dives in NYC area in the SS Andrea Doria, lying initially in 160 feet (50 m) of water, frequent target of treasure divers. It is commonly referred to as the “Mount Everest of scuba diving”.
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 NYC Wreck Diver course teaches you the ins and outs of rewarding, responsible wreck diving.
The Fun Part
The fun part of the 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.
What You Learn
- Techniques for diving exploring shipwrecks, and how to avoid common hazards
- How to research and learn the background of your favorite wrecks
- Wreck scuba diving equipment considerations
- Considerations and techniques for entering intact wrecks
- Experience in planning, organizing and making at least four wreck dives under the supervision of your Instructor
Your Next Adventure
Many shipwrecks are often found in deeper water. That’s why the Wreck Diver course is a natural companion to the Deep Diver course.
Other training to consider is the Enriched Air Diver course on your way to Master Scuba Diver.
Your SCUBA Diving Club In New York City
Here is a list of places to SCUBA Dive around NYC: