Wreck Specialty Course

Become certified to penetrate and explore shipwrecks.

PADI Wreck Specialty Course Bali

Wreck Specialty Course Outcomes

Extending your limits to become wreck certified will help you:

  • understand theoretical and practical aspects of wreck diving, when and when not to enter a wreck
  • learn and practice how to lay lines and essential propulsion techniques
  • explore at least two different shipwrecks in Bali

Wreck Specialty Course Content

A diver completing their wreck specialty course on the Liberty Wreck in Bali

Knowledge Development

Before your practical wreck specialty training, you’ll learn dive theory via elearning online.

This takes around 2-3 hours and is best done in small sections.

You’ll learn about:

  • Hazards and considerations of wreck penetration 
  • Wreck diving techniques 
  • Mapping and navigation of wrecks 
A diver completing his Wreck Specialty course on the Boga Wreck in Kubu

Four Open Water Dives

Bali is blessed with two epic wreck dives for you to practice and perfect your wreck diving techniques. 

The USAT Liberty wreck at Tulamben is a great place to start without an overhead environment. Here, you’ll practice laying lines and navigating the wreck’s layout.

Kubu – the Boga wreck here is a deeper wreck with a long swim-through from the ship’s deck and up through the bow. Great for the second day of your wreck specialty course in Bali.

Dive Sites and Logistics

Consider whether you’d like to do day trips or an overnight safari:

Day Trips: Tulamben + Kubu (four dives)

Day 1 – pick up at 6:00am, travel to Tulamben, 2.5 hours by car, two dives on the Liberty wreck, return to Canggu around 5pm.

Day 2 – pick up at 6:00am, travel to Kubu, 2.5 hours by car, two dives on the Boga wreck, and return to Canggu by around 5pm.

A PADI open water diver on the Liberty wreck specialty course bali

Overnight Safari – Tulamben and Kubu (five dives)

Day 1 – pick up at 6am, travel to Tulamben, 2.5 hours by car, two-day dives, rest in the afternoon, night dive on the wreck, overnight in Tulamben.

Day 2 – pick up at 7:30am, two dives on the Boga wreck in Kubu, and return to Canggu by around 4-5pm.

upside down on the wreck specialty course bali
What’s the actual certification?
What’s included?

Everything you need – transport (pick up and drop off at your hotel in Canggu), equipment rental including dive computer, tanks and weights, boats, lunch, snacks, water, PADI elearning, certification and instructor.

Are there any prerequisites or tests?


Advanced open water diver, preferably 30 logged dives or excellent buoyancy skills

You need to be at least 15 years old. 

You need to be in good general health (check out the medical form you’ll need to sign here)

You’ll also need to meet all of the performance requirements of the course; and complete the knowledge development including a final exam before you start your practical training. 

How many divers will be in the group?

We teach with a maximum of two students per instructor. There may be other divers on your course with another instructor and other divers joining your day trips. If you’d like a private course, please let us know!

How long does the elearning take?

Normally 2-4 hours. It’s best done in small sections over a couple of days. We know we sound like your Mum, but please don’t leave it to the last minute!

Can I fly after diving?

You need to leave at least 18 hours, preferably 24 hours after diving before you can fly. 

How do I sign up?

We ask for a deposit payment so we can send out your elearning, we’ll also need your personal details such as your full name, date of birth and email address. Contact our team if you’d like to book!

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