The RAID Wreck Diver Specialty programs are unique to the dive industry. There are actually two RAID courses for recreational wreck divers. There is the RAID Wreck Diver Specialty and this course: the RAID Advanced Wreck Diver Specialty.
Divers can enter either program depending on the level of training they are seeking. For example, in this the RAID Advanced Wreck Diver Specialty Course you will learn all general information on wreck diving that is in the RAID Wreck Course. Additionally, amongst other things, you will be trained to use a line and reel to safely penetrate a wreck up to 40 linear meters / 130 linear feet.At all times you will dive within your comfort level to the core level depth to which you have been trained. For example, as a RAID Advanced 35 Diver you can dive to 35 m / 115 ft on this course or if you are a RAID Deep 40 certified diver you could possibly dive to 40 m / 130 ft on this course (i.e. without penetration, as you are limited to 40 linear meters / 130 linear feet).
In the RAID Advanced Wreck Diver Specialty Course we cover more advanced theory, experience deeper dives and have higher levels of skill development that includes, but is not limited to, use of multiple gas cylinders, techniques and training for penetrating wrecks.
Much of the general information in both courses is the same, so those who have completed the RAID Wreck Diver Specialty Course will be able to transit easily to the RAID Advanced Wreck Diver Specialty Course, by revising the common material you will notice appears in both courses and learning the additional theory and skill development that is only found in this course.
You will make 4 open water wreck dives and spend a minimum of 2 hours in underwater training.
You need to be at least 15 years old and your depth will be determined by your current level of certification. To get the most out of this course, we recommend starting with an advanced certification such as the RAID Explorer 30, Advanced 35 or equivalent qualification from another training agency.