Take a PADI wreck diver specialty course in Sharm El-Sheikh and get a full-day introduction to deep sea wreck diving. Develop the skills and knowledge necessary for safe and fun wreck diving, while exploring the diverse marine life of the Red Sea.
What to Expect
Discover a rich and diverse ecosystem of more than 1,200 species of fish in the Red Sea, including 42 species of deep water fish, and about 120 species that can’t be seen anywhere else in the world.
This diversity is the backdrop to your full-day wreck diving course off the coast of Sharm El-Sheikh. The specialty course can be applied toward your PADI Advance Open Water Diver rating as one of your elective dives. Typically the course can be completed in a day, helping you gain skills and expertise in planning and organizing, and wreck diving techniques.
You will learn about the associated problems and hazards of wreck diving, low visibility diving techniques, and emergency procedures. Learn the proper use of equipment, such as torches, penetration reels, lines and redundant air supplies.
A full set of diving equipment will be provided on the day, which includes 2 open water dives. The Red Sea’s stunning diving opportunities are due in part to the 1,240 miles (2,000 kilometers) of coral reef extending along the coastline. Some of these reefs are up to 7,000 years old and largely formed of stony acropora and porites corals.
- Full set of scuba gear
- Use of training material from the library
- 2 open water specialty dives
- Round-trip transfers from Sharm El-Sheikh hotels
- Sales tax and administration fees
What's Not Included
- Tips and personal expenses
- Video camera rental fees
Know Before You Go
• Please bring a hat, sun block, sunglasses, comfortable shoes, and a photo/video camera
• Wear warm clothes in winter and cotton clothes in summer
• The Red Sea offers many offshore reefs, including several true atolls. Many of the unusual offshore reef formations defy classic (Darwinian) coral reef classification schemes, and are generally attributed to the high levels of tectonic activity that characterize the area. The special biodiversity of the area is recognized by the Egyptian government, who set up the Ras Mohammed National Park in 1983. The rules and regulations governing this area protect local marine life, which has become a major draw for diving enthusiasts. Divers and snorkelers should be aware that although most Red Sea species are harmless, a few are hazardous to humans
• Coastal reefs are visited by pelagic species of Red Sea fish, including some of the 44 species of shark