Dive and Navigate Underwater Wrecks

Dive and Navigate Underwater Wrecks

Wreck diving offers something for underwater explorers of nearly every experience level. In this course, you will learn how to:

Protect: Wrecks can, at times, be surprisingly fragile. Learn how to protect wrecks from damage by divers while at the same time learning how to reduce the risks to diver safety wrecks can pose.

Preserve: Discover how to most responsibly share your discoveries with divers and nondivers alike, whether it is through research, the preservation of artifacts or simply letting things be so they can be enjoyed by others.

Promote Understanding: Wreck diving is more enjoyable when you can uncover the origin and history of the wrecks you dive. Doing so also enhances your ability to share your discoveries with others.

This course is open to divers who are:

At least 15 years old.

Certified to the Open Water Diver level or equivalent.

Able to either answer No to all questions on the standard Medical History form or secure a physician's approval prior to the start of class.

Must have DAN Insurance.

This course consists of:

Self study.

1 classroom session.

2 open water training dives.

Classes take place at the following places and times:

Classroom sessions take place Monday through Friday from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm, at The Dive Shop. We also offer morning, afternoon, and weekend classes upon request.

2024 Dates 

May 1
June 27
August 28

Local open-water training dives take place Saturday or Sunday, in the Great Lakes.


The course fee is $150.00 per person and includes:


Certification Card.

Students are responsible for:

Digital Materials Fee: $75.00

Dive Charter Fee

Students are responsible for supplying all of the equipment items listed below:

Mask, snorkel, fins

Adequate exposure protection

One cylinder per dive, per day

Weight system, weights

Buoyancy Control Device (BC)

Regulator/alternate air source

Depth gauge/timer or computer

Surface Marker Buoy

Cutting tool



All of these items are available at The Dive Shop.

2024 Dates

June 19 & 20 in Alpena
August 3 in Port Austin
August 16 & 17 in Alpena
September 14 in Port Austin