After everyday of daydreaming about the perfect wreck diving trip, you have finally decided to make it a reality. You now have in the palm of your hands a solid plan (and the budget) to do it. But before you take that one final step to take the plunge, here are few more things to consider, you know, just to be sure you get the perfect wreck diving trip of your reveries.
Remember local laws
Every diver is an environmental hero. By learning the local regulations before you dive, you are not only saving your time and yourself from possible delay and hazards, you are also protecting the dive site from destruction. Responsible divers familiarize themselves with their destination.
Learn more about the wreck
Enlightening yourself about the wreck makes the wreck more interesting. Was it a cargo ship? Did it use to carry passengers? Was it a cruise ship? Do ghosts lurk around it? When did it sank? Why did it sank? Were people killed when it met its gruesome fate? Learning about the dive site makes your adventure more exciting.
Wreck diving program
To prove that you are capable of diving the wreck of your dreams is certification. Taking the SSI Wreck Diving program allows you to learn the skills on how to navigate wreck sites safely and comfortably. You will also learn the do’s and don’t’s of wreck diving. In that way, you will know how to take precaution so you can protect the wreck and yourself from possible hazards.
Things you might need
Stings and injuries aren’t fun. To avoid these things that might rob you off the perfect wreck diving trip, you might want to consider bringing this stuff: jellyfish protection sunscreen for our stingy friends, thicker wetsuit and gloves for sharp objects down the wreck site, and of course, a reliable dive knife just in case you get entangled.