NAUI Wreck Penetration Course

What will you learn?

Shipwreck diving is a lot of fun, but sometimes swimming along the outside of the wreck is only a half of it.  Penetrating inside a shipwreck can show you many new features, artefacts and so much more and the NAUI Wreck Penetration Course extends your depth range and penetration distance using a guideline.

The NAUI Wreck Penetration Course teaches students how to safely engage in shipwreck penetrations using the right skills and techniques including anti-silt techniques, reel handling, emergency procedures like air sharing through a shipwreck obstruction or restriction as well as emergency bailout techniques, accident management, risk assessment and more.


Naui Intro to Tech
Naui Wreck Diver External Survey
Decompression Procedures with Helitrox
100+ logged dives
Extensive Experience in Double Tanks for Technical Wreck Penetration


This course is available privately for individuals or groups available locally or wherever you are located.

Course can be completed over 5 days intensively with Wreck External Survey or in 3 days as a stand alone specialty.

Additional Details:

All too often in diving people think they don’t need training in specialized areas such as wreck, cave or overhead environment diving. These people don’t always live. The need for proper training in these specialized areas gives divers mandatory skill sets that aren’t often covered in other training courses, technical or otherwise, as the other courses are designed to introduce a variety of skills needed to improve the diver in open water. Even the most experienced technical diver should take this course.

There are inherent hazards and risks associated with exploring an underwater wreck, inside a sunken vessel, aircraft or similar structure. The only way to safely engage in overhead environment diving is to obtain proper training where under the supervision of an instructor you will experience a series of scenarios that could likely happen in this specialized environment. There are many valuable bits of information, skill sets and drills that will improve your chances of survival in a wreck diving environment.

You’ll learn about safety, hazards and special risks of overhead environments; gas management, entanglement, limited visibility, deep diving, equipment, sources of information, search methods, underwater navigation, legal aspects, artifacts, treasure, salvage, archaeology and appropriate material from other specialty courses as well.

The best part of this course is the hands on open water training sessions where students will learn how to execute a lost line drill, engage in air sharing while following lines, blacked out mask drills, lift bag deployments, anti-silting techniques, bail out situations, emergency procedures and much more! If you have NAUI Advanced Scuba Diver and NAUI Wreck Diver (External Survey) certifications or the equivalent and are at least 18 than you are ready to enroll in this amazing program, however, NAUI Intro to Tech is a course we mandate and recommend you take as a pre-requisite or in addition to this one.

Cost is only $499 +GST

What gear will you need?

Proper NTEC equipment Configuration is mandatory.

All divers must have proper gas supply for planned dives, redundant scuba system (double tanks or sidemount tanks if certified), reel, lift bag or marker buoy, back up reel, proper lighting, a minimum of 2 cutting tools and more.

Where do I go from here?

Here are some popular examples of courses commonly taken by graduates of this course:

  • Trimix Diver
  • Cavern Diver
  • Cave1
  • DPV Diver
  • Rebreather Explorer