Congratulations, adventurer. Finally, your dream of hunting down wreck ship phantoms and sea monsters is coming to reality. We know that planning a wreck diving trip can be really tedious, so here’s to help you achieve that perfect getaway. Get a pen and paper—list down these things you have to remember before you plunge into that submerged enchanted vessel.
Research or ask locals about regulations in diving the wreck site. Are there any dive range limit? Which parts are off-limits, and which parts are free to be explored? Ask authorities or divers who have explored the territory several times. Knowing the local laws helps you avoid delays.
The wreck site
Are there phantoms lurking around it? How about sea monsters? Are there resident sea creatures in the wreck? When did it sank? Why did it sank? Did people die when it when it went down the abyss? Learning these things makes the dive more interesting and exciting.
This is your ticket to diving that wreck: certification. Without being certified, you have no way to prove that you are capable to safely and comfortably dive the site. A wreck diving program from SSI will teach you the do’s and don’t’s of diving a wreck, as well as give you techniques on how to navigate around these underwater treasures.
Jellyfish and poisonous creatures may be lurking around the wreck site. There may also be sharp objects around it. To prepare for these possible hazards, bring jellyfish protection sunscreen to protect you from jellyfish stings, thicker wetsuit and gloves for pointed objects, and a dive knife to remove you in case of an entanglement.