The PTRD Rec Wreck Diver 1 training programme aims to build on the skills learned during the PTRD 1 Star Diver training programme and advance the skills of individuals in recreational, non-penetration, Wreck Diving. Also to provide the candidate with a clear understanding of the subject matter of;
-Non-penetrating wreck diving,
-The physical, physiological and basic legal aspects of wreck diving
-Basic ship architecture and terminology
-Wreck navigation using ship architecture and the distance-reel & line technique
-Procedures for non-penetration of wreck diving.
-Laying-out navigation line technique, tying-off methods and types of reel & line
-Extent of the range of dive planning and plan enactment required for non-penetration wreck diving, including Risk Assessment, equipment selection, equipment configuration, back-up gas, escape routes for the job at hand
-Revision of basic stress recognition and basic stress recovery
-Revision of hand and torch signalling for wreck diving
-Revision of setting Red and Yellow DSMBs
-Legal aspects related to wreck diving
The PTRD Tec Wreck Diver 2 are predominantly middle-aged people and experienced divers with high levels of diver certification. Wreck divers visit shipwrecks to see historically significant sites, artefacts and marine life, and to enjoy the peace and tranquillity of the underwater environment. Divers can have adverse impacts on shipwrecks. Some studies show that certain management controls, including special certification and dive guides can be acceptable to divers. Them also found that some divers participate in activities which disturb sites and they may not be aware of the consequences of disturbing and moving artefacts around.
Management strategies may therefore need to be tailored to implement those training in conjunction with more effectively communicating to divers the importance of wreck sites and appropriate behaviour when visiting these sites.
The PTRD Wreck Diver 2 (Limited Penetration Wreck Diver) course is emphasizing advanced wreck diving planning and execution. This is the middle step in the progression from Wreck Diver 1 (Non-penetration Wreck Diver) to Wreck Diver 3 (Full Penetration Wreck Diver). Techniques learned through earlier courses are more fully developed and refined, with the wreck diver exposed to more sophisticated wreck diving scenarios.
The PTRD Tec Wreck Diver 3 training programme aims to build on the skills and knowledge learnt during the PTRD Wreck Diver Level 1 training programme and advanced the skills of individuals in recreational, penetration wreck diving. In addition to Wreck Diver 1 level skills, this course will also to provide candidates with the necessary skills and a clear understanding of:
-An overview of wreck penetration diving,
-Basic external ship architecture and internal ship architecture and terminology,
-Wreck navigation using ship architecture and the distance-reel & line technique for wreck penetration,
-Internal wreck navigation using distance-reel and line,
-Pit falls, dangers and avoidance,
-Finning techniques to limit/prevent slit disturbance,
-Advanced buoyancy and trim control to achieve the least possible environmental disturbance when couple with appropriate finning techniques,
-Advanced line-laying techniques, tying-off methods, including line belaying, types of reel and line choice,
-Penetration of wreck diving procedures, including the setting of the chain of command,
-Extent of the range of dive planning and plan enactment required for penetration wreck diving, including the laying of spare Scuba sets within the wreck and Risk Assessment, equipment selection, equipment configuration including the need for a two-metre hose on one demand valve, back-up gas, escape methods, planning and enactment,
-Stress recognition and stress recovery,
-Hand and torch signalling for penetration wreck diving and