The history of the past can be explored when you make shipwreck dives in the PADI Wreck Diver Specialty Course in Pattaya, Thailand.
You learn whether the derelict salvage was intentionally sunk to form an artificial reef for divers to enjoy - such as metal ships, planes, and automobiles, - or did something more sinister happen?
Pattaya's wrecks are mostly sunken American World War II vessels which are all within easy access from the coastline.
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Prerequisite: PADI Adventure Diver (or qualifying certification)
✔ Personalised tuition from a private scuba instructor
✔ Free rental of scuba gear and wreck diving equipment
✔ Four ocean scuba training dives (pool sessions if required)
✔ Pattaya hotel transfers, food, and soft drinks on board the boat
✔ PADI Wreck Diver Certification Card and Wreck Diver Specialty Manual
Mystery and curiosity is what draws most divers - sooner or later - into making a plunge around wrecked debris. Capsized intentionally or not, you find most shipwrecks in deep water.
This is why the PADI Wreck Specialty Diver Certification is linked to other specialties such as deep and nitrox. Covering large areas of wreckage is made easier and more relaxing if you are also qualified to drive an underwater scooter around the carnage.
The PADI Wreck Diver Specialty Course can also be credited towards the highest rating in recreational diving - the Master Scuba Diver.