The specialty course ESA Wreck Diver has been conceived for furnishing the training of patented scuba divers to visit the wreckages respecting the limits of the recreational underwater activity. Through the study and the practical experience, under Instructor ESA guidance, the participant learns the theoretical information and learns the techniques that will allow them to acquire and/or to improve the abilities of individualization, study and exploration of the submerged wreckages with best awareness, in safety and with the maximum respect of the environment. The course foresees the study of the ESA Specialty manual course Wreck Diver, the elaboration of the information received from the instructor, training in Delimited Water and the Open Water dives. The finalities of the course propose to prepare the people to make dives within the limits of the achieved certification, in places that mirror the conditions met during the training phase, together with a certificated scuba diver at least of equal level, trained to the practice of the recreational underwater activity and the dives on the wreckages, within the limits of not decompression. ESA Instructors can model the program with respect of the pre-arranged norms, according to the expectations of the scuba diver, manufacturing the course so that to satisfy the necessities of students. The course is well delineated, so that to guarantee that every participant receives a brevet that attests the phases share formative precise and equal for everybody. The philosophy of the course intends to improve the awareness of the scuba divers towards the environment and of the submerged wreckages.
The ESA Wreck Diver specialty course is an important training wedge, especially for those people who intend to pursue the professional career and to get the qualifications of ESA Diveleader and ESA Instructor. The fact to sharpen the techniques to locate, to document, to visit and to study a submerged wreckage can play a fundamental role for the scientific search and for the maintenance of the sites, with consequent positive effects for the whole community.