Published September 29, 2016 | Diving, Duiken

One floating ship may hold a thousand stories, a wrecked ship underwater may hold millions. Diving itself is enough adventure, but if you prefer something more challenging try doing wreck diving. You can see their stories in silence together with the fishes surround you. But first, find out what you need to know and if any how to avoid the hazardous part.

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Before you dive find out about these:

Local Laws: Find out what the local laws state about the site, or whether or not there are any limit as to how far you can explore the wreck. You need to know if this site is a historical site that the locals are preserving. Learn about any regulations that may limit your dive ranges.

The Wreck: Learn their history, what made them sank, how deep the site is, and what point is the shallowest point. This will help you understand which part is safe for you to explore and which part is not.

Be Certified: Your certification is a proof on how capable you are diving the site, thus make sure that you are certified and able to explore the wreck. Don’t lie to yourself because underwater world is unpredictable.

Hire Local Guides: If possible, hiring local guides will save you time and oxygen tanks when you are wreck diving. You don’t want to swim aimlessly just because you are not too sure where which part is located. In addition, you are also helping the locals’ economy.

Set Goals: You need goals too when it comes to diving. Understand the wreck point of interest and make sure that it’s on your check list. Discuss it with local guides so that you can create a map to make your experience safe and enjoyable.

Hazardous points: There are a lot of possible hazards when you wreck diving. There might be scorpionfish which is poisonous, and edgy metals that may hurt you. Make sure that your suit is built to cover you up from anything dangerous, prepare tools to help you out of entanglement and that you dive cautiously.

Extra tips: Getting lost or unable to surface is real problems when you enter the wreck, make sure that you are using less than 1/3 of your oxygen before you get inside. Listen to your local guides, as they know the site better than others. And DON’T ever take a piece of the wreck home even though there is no rules stating about this. Let future divers enjoy what you see today.

Now that you know what to do and prepare, get yourself certified with us. We have experts in the field who are ready to share their knowledge with you.