Reasons and opportunities for wreck diving:
Curiosity — Divers are fascinated by wrecks and want to know what is inside them.
History — Some divers engage in research or work with archaeologists and historians.
Aquatic life — Wrecks become man-made reefs that attract aquatic life. In some areas, wrecks may be the only dive sites with appreciable concentrations of life.
Photography — Wrecks make dramatic backgrounds for photos of divers and wildlife.
PADI Wreck Diver Specialty course is to familiarize divers with the skills, knowledge, planning, organization, procedures, techniques, problems, hazards and excitement of diving on wrecks.
It is intended to familiarize beginning wreck divers with basic wreck diving procedures, and divers with some wreck experience with other issues and procedures, including historical resource concerns and penetration diving concerns.
Upon successful completion of the course, you will be awarded the PADI Wreck Diver Specialty certification. And qualified to:
- Plan, organize, make and log recreational dives on wrecks in conditions generally comparable to or better than those you’re trained in.
- Make limited penetration dives into suitable wrecks, staying within the natural light zone and not penetrating more than 40 linear metres/130 linear feet from the surface.
EcoDiving Tours takes you to dive the navy vessels shipwrecks that are part of the Mayan Reef.
In these dives we usaully dive with eagle spotted rays, giant groupers, barracudas and much more.
Puerto Morelos: C-56 JUAN ESCUTIA. 27 meters/81 feet.
Playa del Carmen: Mama Viña. 27 meters/81 feet..
Cozumel: C-53 FELIPE XICOTENCATL. 23 meters/69 feet.