Advanced Wreck Course

RAID-diving philippinesThe RAID Advanced Wreck course aims to provide more advanced wreck penetration diving skills to experienced divers at a recreational level.  It is totally overhead environment focused and goes well beyond the introductory wreck training typically provided on other agency wreck diver specialty programs (such as the Basic Wreck Diver course).

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The course is well suited to experienced recreational divers and those seeking comprehensive wreck penetration diving skills, along with access to more refined equipment configurations and gas options.  It can be defined as ‘advanced recreational’ or ‘tecreational’ level training.  It is also designed to provide a solid foundation for higher level wreck penetration training (technical wreck).

Key Outcomes:

  • Use of redundant breathing systems (‘Intro-to-Doubles’ included on the course, if desired)
  • Precision Dive Planning and Gas Management
  • Team Diving Skills and Effective In-Water Communication
  • Penetration Guideline and Overhead Environment Emergency Skills

Training dives include; One (1) Confined Water and Four (4) Overhead Environment/Penetration Dives.  Penetration is permitted within the light zone only, in clear view of an unobstructed exit point and no restrictions where divers cannot pass through together whilst sharing air

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Advanced Wreck Course – Prequisites

  • RAID Advanced 35 or equivalent
  • 15 Years of age
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Course Timescale:

  • Advanced Wreck Diving Course – 3-4 days
  • This course is performance based – training is paid for, qualification is earned.
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Advanced Wreck Diving – Theory Subjects:

– Why wreck dive?
– The nature of wreck diving
– How to access wrecks properly
– How to choose appropriate wreck sites
– Choosing instruments for wreck diving
– Advanced Wreck diving equipment
– Wreck penetration
– The parameters of wreck diving
– RAID’s 10 point guide to wreck diving
– Buddy System and Wreck Diving
– Specialty Equipment for Wreck Diving
– Lines and Reels (Advanced)
– Navigating Wrecks
– Basic Mapping and Surveying
– Dangers and Risks with Wreck Diving
– Emergency Procedures for Wreck Diving
– Logging Wreck Dives
– What you can do to further your knowledge and skill

Practical (Dry-Land) Applications:

  • Gas Analysis and record keeping reviewwreck penetration diving advanced course philippines
  • Precision dive planning for safe wreck diving
  • Equipment configuration and stowage
  • Use of primary guideline reel and safety reel
  • Entanglement procedures
  • Loss of guide line procedures
  • Loss of buddy procedures
  • Light failure procedures
  • Loss of breathing gas & gas sharing procedures
  • Silt out conditions or loss of visibility procedures

Wreck Penetration Diving Skills:

  • Wreck orientation and layout
  • Non-Silting Propulsion
  • Pre-penetration Safety Drill
  • Guideline reel handling, line laying and line awareness
  • Guideline penetration skills, including;
    • Team following of guideline
    • Out-of-gas/air-sharing guideline exits
    • Zero visibility, touch contact, team guideline exits
    • Out-of-gas/air-sharing guideline exit in zero visibility
  • Penetration emergency procedures, including;
    • Lost buddy
    • Loss of line
    • Entanglement
    • Emergency Gas Sharing
    • Light failure
    • Valve manipulation
  • Ascent Procedures
  • Wreck Penetration Exploration inside the light zone

Course Equipment and Logistics:

  • All dives completed on most suitable gas (nitrox mix)
  • All dives completed with redundant breathing supply, options include;
    • Single cylinder and Pony (training provided)
    • Back-mounted double cylinders (supplementary training provided, where necessary/desired)
    • Sidemount double cylinders (appropriate qualification required – optional course)
  • All dives completed using appropriate wreck penetration equipment, to include;
    • Primary and Back-up Lights
    • Primary and Safety Reels
    • Cutting Device
    • Surface Signalling Device (DSMB)

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