Why take part in the course? 

Wrecks are unusual, silent witnesses of tragedies that have taken place throughout history. Wreck diving can take us to completely different times. Diving around wrecks was an option for you until now and it gave you the opportunity to admire the battlefields and float around these steel giants. The IDF CCR Advanced Wreck Diver course will give you a glimpse into the interior, where small abandoned objects are silent witnesses of personal tragedies that happened on board. The specificity of closed circuit dives makes such dives different from advanced open circuit wreck dives. Knowledge of the advantaged and disadvantages of closed-circuit rebreathers will allow better use of their capabilities during difficult penetration dives. Secrets are waiting to be discovered, and appropriate training will give you all the tools you need to experience great adventures!

What will you learn?

During a very intensive training consisting of an extensive theoretical and practical part, you will learn more about wreck diving. You will learn how to plan expeditions and how the search for new units looks like, as well as how to plan decompression and safe limits during wreck penetration. In the practical part of the classes you will practice various methods of searching for a wreck underwater and assessing its condition, which will decide whether you will be able to do penetration. In addition, you will practice laying guidelines and using of the reel in the emergencies. Under the guidance of your IDF Instructor you will also practice how to react to various emergency and stress situations in order to gain confidence and competence even in the most difficult situations.

What do you need to start?

  • Minimum age: 18 years
  • Sufficient swimming ability
  • Health condition to participate in the course
  • IDF CCR Diver certificate or equivalent for the rebreather model on which the training is to take place
  • IDF Wreck Diver certificate or equivalent
  • Minimum 50 logged in dives (with a minimum total time of 50 hours) performed using the rebreather model on which the training is to take place, including at least 20 wreck dives

What does the course look like?

Number of dives
Number of dives
6 dives in sea or ocean waters with a total time of not less than 360 minutes, of which at least 4 dives should be penetration dives
Depth range
Depth range
The depth during the course should not exceed 40 meters.
Theoretical classes
Theoretical classes
Lectures using training presentations and IDF audiovisual materials
Online test filled in electronically after logging into the student's panel

What will you be entitled to after the course?

The IDF CCR Advanced Wreck Diver course entitles you to rebreather decompression diving to wrecks, with penetration.

IDF Certificate

Upon completion of the training you will receive an internationally recognized certificate confirming your qualifications. It is a plastic card with a unique number and watermark. In addition, you will receive lifelong access to an individual panel on the IDF website, where your certificate will always be available in electronic form - in case you ever forget to take the original with you for diving.

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