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Wreck Appreciation

Wreck Appreciation
Want to get more out of wreck diving?

This two-day course enables divers to safely dive wrecks and to recognise and appreciate what they see. It covers a wide range of diving interests from the historical side to the marine life and the excitement of exploring a new wreck. Following some dry sessions students apply their new knowledge, equipment and techniques to safely navigate around a wreck and complete a small survey.
Dives, both during and after the course, will give you a much better understanding and enjoyment of wrecks, allow you to dive with more of a purpose and develop your own projects.

Entry requirement
You need to be a minimum of BSAC Ocean Diver (or acceptable alternative).

What you’ll learn
The course has a mix of classroom-based and practical lessons, including:
• how to get information on wreck sites and wreck law
• marine diversity on wrecks
• how to identify the major parts of a wreck and make basic site sketches
• the additional kit and techniques used for safer wreck diving

Learning materials
Your course pack includes all the learning materials you need for the course. The pack includes: the Wreck Appreciation course manual and a Qualification Card application.

How to do this course...

If you are a member:
You can do the Wreck Appreciation course either at a BSAC Regional Event, at a commercial BSAC Centre or in your BSAC club. Not all clubs run their own Wreck Appreciation courses, please check with your Diving Officer if you are interested.

If you are not a BSAC member:
You can do this course by joining a local BSAC club and training with other club members or through a BSAC Regional Event. Or you could do the course at a BSAC Centre.

Your next steps
After this course you could further your training by doing another Skill Development Courses (SDCs) or you could progress with a Diver Grade Course. 

Useful links
Find a BSAC club near you using our 'Find It' tool
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