CMAS Wreck I Diver Training Programme


Why Should you take this course?


Are you interested in exploring ship wrecks? Then you should enrol on a wreck diving course.

The CMAS Wreck I Diver course will give you an introduction to wreck diving and the fundamentals of safe wreck diving.



What will you learn?


During this course you will learn about basic ship architecture and terminology, wreck laws including ancient wrecks, navigation using ship architecture and a reel and line including the advantages and disadvantages. During the practical session you will learn about procedures for non-penetrating wreck diving, laying out navigation line technique, tying off methods and types of reel and line.



How do you get started?


To begin your journey as a CMAS Wreck Level 1 Diver you must be at least 14 years old and be a certified CMAS One Star Diver (or equivalent). You must have a minimum of 10 logged dives have a medical certificate that declares you medically fit to scuba dive by a certified physician that is not older than two years.

There are many CMAS Instructors throughout the whole of South Africa who would be thrilled to have you as a participant on a Wreck I Diver Training Programme. Please click here if you want to come into contact with a CMAS Instructor in your area.

You can also contact the CMAS–ISA office for more information on the CMAS Wreck I Diver Training Programme or a CMAS Instructor in your area by clicking here.



What are the next steps?


As a certified CMAS Wreck I Diver you will have sufficient knowledge, skill and experience to be able to safely organise and conduct wreck dives.



Further diving and developmental opportunities


Upon completion of your CMAS Wreck I Diver Training Programme you may want to enrol in one of the following CMAS speciality training Programmes:


  • CMAS Basic Nitrox Diver Training Programme
  • CMAS Underwater Photography Training Programme
  • CMAS Wreck II Diver Training Programme
  • CMAS Compressor Operator Training Programme




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