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What’s Special About Wreck Diving


What’s Special About Wreck Diving?

Divers always love a good challenge, and wreck diving is the perfect way to get your adrenaline pumping. There are a few things that make wreck diving special, and in this blog post, we'll explore what makes this activity so unique.

Wreck diving is special because it gives divers the chance to explore history underwater. Every shipwreck has a story, and when you dive on a wreck, you get to be a part of that story. You get to see firsthand how the ship came to rest on the bottom of the ocean, and you can even explore the wreckage to look for lost treasure.

Wreck diving is also special because it can be dangerous. Shipwrecks can be unstable, and there are often sharp objects and debris underwater. It's important to be properly trained before attempting a wreck dive, and always heed the warnings of your dive guide.

Despite the dangers, wreck diving is an incredibly exciting way to spend a day underwater. If you're looking for an adventure, wreck diving is the perfect activity for you.

There is so much intrigue and excitement when diving a wreck, as there is usually history surrounding it, intriguing the diver more. So not only do you have the added excitement of seeing a part of maritime history, but you can also almost guarantee that the fish and other marine creatures will be there for you to look at.

 The HMAS Adelaide is a perfect example of this. I have dived this wreck nearly 100 times over the past 3 years and I have seen how rapid it has become one of, if not the best, wrecks to dive in NSW or even Australia! I was excited to dive it when it was first sunk, as there was no wreck in NSW like it – and there still isn’t it. I am still excited every time I dive it, as the ecosystem of marine life, coral and plant formation continues to grow day by day.



If you have been lucky enough to dive this wreck more than once, you will definitely have seen this transformation occurring. One of the other great things about a wreck like the Adelaide is that it so big you can spend many dives on it and not see the same thing twice. There are multiple levels to the wreck and dozens of penetration points. With wreck specialty training, you can safely enter through many of these penetration areas and see what goes on inside the wreck – from the engine room to the mess hall, sleeping quarters, captains bridge, control room, flight deck hangars, and the marine creatures that now inhabit these areas.

 If you don’t yet have your wreck specialty training, then this should be next on your diving ‘to do’ list. Abyss Scuba Diving have PADI Wreck Diver Specialty Courses running on a monthly basis to get you inside the wreck as quick as possible.

 With your wreck specialty training you will be able to take wreck diving to the next level, and I guarantee that you will be hooked! 

If you want to try an extra special wreck, then set your sights on diving the Coolidge!