Wreck Diver Course

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PADI Wreck Diver course

What Is Included :

3 days of wreck diving instruction

2 training dives (shore and boat diving)

3 wreck dives (boat diving)

Tanks and weights

Digital training material for home-study (PADI eLearning)

PADI certification processing fee

Only for advanced open water divers with nitrox and deep diving certifications (40 meters).

It is possible to achieve the PADI Deep and Nitrox diver certifications in combination with the Wreck diver course.

Check-in time on the 1st day 9:30 am

8:00 am on the following days

duration: 3 days

full-day on 1st day, morning on 2nd and 3rd days

from May through October

carried out on alternate Mondays

wrecks depth range 30 - 35 meters

nitrox and deep diving certifications required


Shipwrecks resting on the seabed are a cultural and naturalistic heritage to be explored and preserved. Are you attracted by the unique and mysterious charm that surrounds wreck diving ? Our PADI Wreck Diver course has been refined by our instructors and passionate wreck explorers, to provide you with the most efficient techniques to undertake safe explorations, in respect of the historical and ecological habitats that wrecks often represent.

Shortly after booking you will receive the PADI digital training material to immediately start your adventure by learning the basic techniques for wreck exploration. This will allow to spend more time underwater with your instructor to practice and gain experience.

The course starts with the description of the proper equipment configuration and of the main procedures for wreck diving followed by a training dive from the shore. Candidates have to opportunity to practise and refine their basic diving skills and to become familiar with the equipment and the right procedures for safe and enjoyable wreck diving. The following day the candidates continue to practise by joining a morning boat trip to the Portofino marine protected area, including a shallow wreck dive. The course ends on day three with our Wreck Diving Safari to explore two ships sunk off Portofino during WWII

Rates per person
PADI Wreck Diver course (3 days) €590
PADI Deep + Wreck Diver course (4 days) €990
PADI Enricher Air Nitrox Diver course (no additional hours required) €200

Prices include tuition, all shore and boat dives, tank and weights rentals, PADI eLearning digital course materials, and certification fees.
Any rental of diving equipment is not included.


Participants must:

  • be certified Advanced Oper Water Diver or equivalent;
  • be certified Deep Diver or equivalent (40 meters)
  • be certified Enriched Air Nitrox Diver or equivalent;
  • have a minimum of 30 logged dives
  • be in good mental and physical fitness to dive (medical certificate NOT required);

By adding one day of training, those who do not meet these requirements can get the Deep and/or the Nitrox diver certification in combination with the Wreck diver course.

To get the most out of your dives, we recommend to all divers who have not been diving for over a year, in particular those with little experience, to attend a Scuba Refresher program before to get back into diving. You can enroll in a refresher class with your local dive center, or book a session with us as part of your stay.

We recommend to check with your doctor, on an annual basis, that you are in good medical fitness to dive. The purpose of the Diving Medical Questionnaire is to find out if you need to be examined by a physician before participating in a dive trip or in a diving course. If there is a positive answer on the questionnaire you should participate in scuba diving activities only if you are signed off by a physician to be fit to dive. Although not required, divers with more than 50 years are advised to bring the questionnaire signed by their doctor, or a medical certificate of good health, not older than a year.


Check-in time on first day 2:30 pm at the following address:

via Jacopo Ruffini, 47
Santa Margherita Ligure

In the following days the meeting time is at 8:00 am

In order to save you time at your arrival, we recommend to provide your diving credentials at least one day before your scheduled dives. You will find the link to our online check-in form in the booking confirmation email that you will receive once the reservation is completed.

What to bring:

  • Your Scuba Diving certification card
  • Dive log book
  • Any personal diving equipment
  • Remedies for seasickness
Rental equipment

Course price includes tanks, weights and nitrox.

Rental prices per day  
Full Scuba Diving Equipment (BCD, Regs, Wetsuit, Boots, Mask, Fins) €45
Scuba kit (BCD & Regs) €30
Wetsuit, Boots & Hood €20
BCD €15
Regulators €20
Diving light €15
SMB €5
Spool €5
Mask € 5
Fins € 5
Dive computer €10

Special offers on rental equipment are available for multiple days of diving:
10% discounts for 2 days
20% for 3 or more days

Diving equipment rental costs will be charged on site.

Terms and Conditions


A minimum of 2 candidates in required to run this course. In the event that the minimum number of students is not reached we may not be able to guarantee dives at the sites described above.

Whilst Portofino Divers makes every effort, we cannot guarantee diving at specific sites.
In case of adverse sea conditions, the dive guides and captain will have the final decision about which dive sites to visit to ensure that the guests, staff and boat's safety is not compromised in any way.


Securing a reservation with your payment means you accept the terms and conditions of our Cancellation Policy below:

  • Cancellation received with more than 14 days notice: full refund less online payment provider fee (4,5% max).
  • Cancellation received between 14 and 2 days before the scheduled check-in time: 50% refund of the amount paid or full refund (100%) in the form of a diving voucher valid for one year.
  • Cancellation received less than 48 hours before the scheduled check-in time or no-show: no-refunds.
  • In the unfortunate event that boat tours and scuba diving activities are cancelled due to adverse weather conditions or other unforeseeable changes caused by Portofino Divers: full refund (100%) of the amount paid for the cancelled services.

The PADI e-Learning fees for the purchase of teaching materials and certification processing, is non-refundable under any circumstances and will not be refunded in case of course cancellation. The training materials are assigned to the student and can be used in the future at any PADI Center. Non-refundable fee PADI Wreck Diver course €165, Deep Diver course €165, Nitrox Diver course €228.

PADI Wreck Diver course

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A minimum of 2 candidates in required to run this course. In the event that the minimum number of students is not reached we may not be able to guarantee dives at the sites described above.

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