Wreck Diver IANTD

Wreck Diver IANTD


Wreck Diver IANTD, more than 2 decades of experience will make the difference in the wreck diver IANTD course given by Aquarius dive center!

The course last 4 days and include 4 open water dives and 1 confined water session. The training is given by IANTD Wreck Dive Instructor Harry Bakker, who is diving and teaching since 1990 with as main passion wreck diving and the related techniques.

Some of his main achievements was the discovery of multiple wrecks in the Black Sea with as highlight the discovery and identification of the Russian submarine SC-213 who sunk the Jewish refugee ship “Struma” and killing over more than 700 people.

During the past 2 decades a huge amount of wreck dive experience was gained during hundreds of wreck dives, mainly in the Northern hemisphere under harsh conditions.

All this experience will be added as an extra value during the IANTD Wreck Diver course.

The Wreck Diver IANTD course is designed to train the diver in the knowledge, equipment, skills and procedures required to safely and competently dive in the overhead environment of a wreck.

The main focus points of the program is to develop self sufficiency and safety through theory and skills development.



Must be qualified as an Advanced Open Water Diver or equivalent

Certified EANx diver*

Mastering proper buoyancy and trim

Must provide proof of minimum required experience during a confined water session

Must be a minimum of 15 years of age with a parent or guardian authorization, or a minimum of 18 years of age without guardian approval


During this wreck diver IANTD course the following dive equipment is required:

A dual-outlet cylinder (rent of this cylinder is included during the course)

Proper wing with back plate and harness (single tank adapter)

Proper thermal protection

2 first and second stages – 1st stages must have a DIN connection

A long hose (length depending on your equipment configuration)

Backup mask

A spool and reel

SMB, 1 orange and recommended 1 yellow

1 main (canister) light with goodman handle and 1 backup light

Dive computer and or bottom timer

Underwater compass


Knife or line cutter

Aquarius dive center reserves the right to refuse certain equipment. To be sure that your equipment fulfill the course requirements we recommend you to contact us so we can discuss about the specific details. If there is need to invest, you will find most of the required dive equipment in our dive store or in the 24 hours / 7 days a week available online webstore.


Program Content

Wreck dive theory


Equipment configuration

Line drills and use of line reels (water and land)

Buoyancy and propulsion techniques

Use of line markers

Wreck mapping techniques

Handling with emergency situations

Wreck penetration

Where needed the course progress will be evaluated by using modern UW video techniques.

During the wreck diver IANTD program we have the choice of several wrecks, El Penon, El Condesito, El Meridian, etc.  The wreck(s)  will be chosen according training purpose, weather, sea conditions, etc.


The first day we use for:

Course explanation

Equipment setup

Confined water session

The confined water session is a checkup where we will evaluate if the participant is ready to continue with the course.
If after the confined water session we decide that the participant is not ready to continue we will charge 79 euro to cover the first day.

Wreck Diver IANTD

What does it cost?

The IANTD Wreck Diver course cost, 465 euro. Included Taxes and:

free transfer from hotel to dive center

free transportation from dive center to dive site

Wreck diver theory

1 confined water session and 4 open water dives

Rental dual-outlet cylinder inclusive Air fillings

Temporary use of course materials

IANTD Wreck Diver certificate


Additional cost

Every extra session or open water dive cost 40 € in extra, this is exclusive gasses.

The required dive equipment is not included in the course price but we offer a 50% discount on the standard rental price during this course. some equipment is available for rent, inform before about the possibilities .


* The dives during the wreck dive training will be made on EANx (Nitrox).  

As Advanced EANx diver or equivalent there is the possibility to make the course with doubles, stage and deco obligation(s).

EANx fills, doubles and deco stage(s) are not included in the course price but we offer a 50% discount on the standard rental price during this course.

Aquarius Dive Center Tenerife