So you must be thinking, what’s next after mastering good buoyancy control? Here you go. You’re on the way to enjoy a great experience with WRECK DIVING! Honestly, it’s almost on every diver’s bucket list of courses to go for!
Whether it’s a result of mishap or being sunk on purpose as an artificial reef, wrecks open fascinating windows of the past to divers!
Hmm so what’s exactly wreck diving about? Let us share with you a little on it. Wreck diving is a type of recreational diving where shipwrecks over the world are explored. This means that you don’t necessary have to be a tec diver to do a wreck dive! Wreck diving does not necessary limits divers to explore only shipwrecks, it can even be airplanes and automobiles!
In a diver’s eyes, wreck diving is nearly irresistible because they’re so intriguing to explore, where stunning marine life also collides heads on with history.
During the PADI Wreck Diver Course itself, you’ll be visiting various wrecks, unlocking mysteries and gaining knowledge and experience that allows you to see things that others overlook so who knows, you’re able to find the reason that caused the wreck’s demise! Cool, isn’t it? Also unknowingly, you’ll realized that you’ll be paying a visit to your google friend for more history and background of the specific wreck once after your wreck dive! There are a few more things that will be taught in this course. Techniques will be taught on how to dive shipwrecks and to avoid common hazards. What’s more exciting is, you’ll be heavily involved in planning, organizing and doing at least four wreck dives under your instructor’s supervision!
Oh wait, stop! Right before you run off to sign up the PADI Wreck Diver Course, take a look at the pre-requisites for the PADI Wreck Diver Course.
Now, here’s the awesome part! Let us share with you a few wreck diving hot spots in Southeast Asia that will aroused your interest and we ensure you that your body will be itching all over, fighting hard against your temptations after this! 🙂
The Shipwrecks of Coron, Philippines
Most of the shipwrecks of Coron Bay resulted from a sustained air attack on the Imperial Japanese Navy that took place on 24 September 1944 during World War II. The vessels were sunk by bombing, strafing and torpedo attacks from the US forces.
Subic Bay, Philippines
Subic Bay is located north of Manila that contains various shipwrecks and is real popular with enthusiastic wreck divers, USS New York being the most famous wreck.
USS New York was scuttled by the US Navy at Subic Bay in 1941 to prevent its capture by the invading Japanese. It now sits at the bottom of the bay.
The Shipwrecks of Pattaya, Thailand
Pattaya is the top wreck diving destination in Thailand! Pattaya wreck dives include the Hardeep, the Petchburi Bremen, the HMS Khram and many others.
By far, HMS Khram wreck is the most popular among the rest. as prepared by the Thai Navy and sunk in 30 January 2003. If you’re just exploring the outside of the wreck, then the schools of Barracudas, Bat Fish, yellow Jacks are incredible. The soft corals on the wreck are spectacular and the surface of the wreck is covered in shell life. This wreck is famously known as a macro photography heaven!!
So what’s the next step after reading this post? Yes! Start searching and reading up on other famous wrecks all over the world and you’ll realized wreck diving is just another awesome reason to either start your diving adventure or if you’re ready, to go ahead and have fun with the wreck diver course!