Wreck Diver

Knowledge Review - Part 1

Two reasons why artifact recovery is discourage when wreck diving:

Diver must pay close attention to local laws before planning a wreck dive because regulations may differ significantly, with some wrecks requiring or permit or being entirely closed to divers.

Avoid sharp objects by using an exposure suit and wearing gloves.

Avoid entanglement by remaining alert and carrying a sharp cutting tool.

Five dive planning and equipment considerations for wreck diving deeper than 18 metres / 60 feet:

Two reasons for obtaining a local orientation to an unfamiliar wreck before diving on it:

Special training and equipment is necessary for shipwreck penetration because it exposes you to significant risks.

Five hazards of entering a wreck are:

Three aspects of a wreck that should be evaluated when diving on it:

Three methods of navigating on a shipwreck:

Knowledge Review - Part 2

General techniques for wreck diving in a current include using a trail or drift line to ascend/descend. Descend hand-over-hand.

Three reasons for researching the history and condition of a wreck:

Two sources that provide quick, basic information about diving on a popular wreck:

Two benefits of mapping a shipwreck:

Four pieces of equipment for wreck penetration and their uses:

Four limits for wreck penetration:

Proper techniques for entering, moving through and using a penetration line in a wreck:

Describe the proper responses and action for each of the following during the wreck penetration:

Loss of visibility due to silting:

Lost or cut penetration line:

Light failure:

Air supply loss: