Wreck Specialty Course
The diving on Koh Tao has a couple of shipwrecks for training. 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 Specialty Diving Course is a great idea. Wrecks have a great many hazards to be aware of and you should not treat them as simple dives. The course covers these topics and opens up so many dive sites to explore safely. It is great to combine this with the Deep Specialty course. Taking you to 40m depth and then 90% of the dive sites around Asia are open to you.
What is the course about?
There are 4 main chapters to read plus an exam which can all be done online now plus 2 open water dives. 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 for information.
The second chapter covers your wreck diving equipment, lists the different types of basic wreck diving equipment, describes the recommended method of placing equipment, how to secure your diving equipment, explains safety lines and when and how to use them.
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 the wreck, how to plan your dive, understand proper procedures for exploring wrecks, describe possible hazards and how to avoid them, understand proper surface and exit procedures following your dive.
Then an online exam. There is a minimum of 2 open water dives that are required, we do these in the morning at the HTMS Sattakut.
How long does it take on Koh Tao?
There are 4 chapters to read with a short quiz after each one, followed by an 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.
Who can take this Koh Tao specialty diving course?
Anyone over the age of 15 years and a certified advanced diver as our purpose sunk wreck on Koh Tao is between 18m and 30m. You can take the Deep Adventure the day before to take you to 30m. You do not need to be an SSI certified diver either.
How much does it cost?
7,500, a 2,000b deposit is required.
How can I register?
If you are already a Mojo customer contact us either by email [email protected] or through Facebook and we can register the course for you once you have paid a deposit of 1,000 baht. Once we have registered you will receive an email with access to the course through the MySSI app. If you are not a Mojo customer but want to complete the course you will need to register with SSI first at www.divessi.com, not forgetting to choose Mojo Divers as your dive centre.