PADI Wreck Diver Bali

PADI Wreck Diver Bali course is an exciting opportunity for scuba divers to explore underwater wrecks and learn about their history, preservation, and proper techniques for safe wreck diving. Bali, with its rich maritime history and numerous wreck sites, offers an excellent environment for divers to undertake this course.

Thanks to their structure they become source for artificial reefs that attract aquatic life, sometimes being the center of marine life in the area.

This course is for you interested to know how to explore wrecks making the experience enjoyable and safe. We will dive at the famous USAT Liberty World War cargo ship, which is over a 100m long giving you a wide experience in how to approach wrecks.

In the course you will learn all the skills needed to safely navigate wrecks while diving.

How many dives to complete the PADI Wreck Diver Course?

The PADI Wreck Diver Course in Bali is 4 dives and there is also a wreck e-learning knowledge review that you need to complete prior the course or during the course to obtain your certification.

Usually we choose to dive in Tulamben as several wrecks can be found there in addition to the one of the biggest wreck in Indonesia the WW2 USAT Liberty.

Overview of the Course

The PADI Wreck Diver Bali Course is usually a combinations of briefings, dry drills, e-learning confined water dives (if required), and open water dives on wreck sites. 

Picture of the wreck in Tulamben
WWII Shipwreck Tulamben Bali

4 reasons why you should take the PADI Wreck Diver Bali course

People have different reasons for being interested in wreck diving, so people you dive with may have different motivations for diving on wrecks.

You and your buddy may both enjoy the dive more if you understand common reasons why people dive
on wrecks.

1. Curiosity – Divers are fascinated by wrecks and want to know what is inside them. You may find yourself curious about what you’ll find on a wreck, or about what made the wreck sink in the first place. Curiosity may prompt you to research the wreck, to understand what it was as you explore what it has become.

2. History – Some divers engage in research or work with archaeologists and historians. Wrecks are tangible historical resources that you have direct access to; a strong interest in history may motivate you to wreck dive.

3. Aquatic life – Wrecks become man-made reefs that attract aquatic life. In some areas, wrecks may be the only dive sites with appreciable concentrations of life. Some divers are attracted to wrecks more by their role as a reef than as an
artifact or challenge.

4. Underwater imaging – Wrecks make dramatic backgrounds for photos and video of divers and wildlife, and wrecks themselves are photogenic. This makes imaging on wrecks interesting and rewarding. Dive carefully, as many aquatic creatures and wrecks are fragile. Improper techniques while taking or editing images underwater can damage sensitive aquatic life and damage wrecks with
the bump of a camera or cylinder, swipe of a fin, or even the touch of a hand.

Highlights of the PADI Wreck Diver Course in Bali

The PADI Wreck Diver Course Bali consists of 4 dives:

  • Dive 1: mantain buoyancy control around the wreck and identify and avoid potential hazards
  • Dive 2:  map a wreck (or portion of a wreck), determine approximate size and 
    mark points of interest. Survey the wreck for a penetration dive and evaluate possible entrances.
  • Dive 3: deploy and retrieve a penetration line on the outside of a wreck, swim along the line so as to maintain contact with the line
  • Dive 4: Penetrate a wreck under the safe reccomendations of an active PADI Instructor


1.PADI Adventure Diver or PADI Advanced Open Water Diver or
have a qualifying certification from another training organization.

2.Be at least 15 years old.


  • 2 days
  • Pick you up at your accomodation around 7am
  • 4 dives over 2 days in Tulamben (we stay here one night)
  • Trip back to your accomodation

What other courses can you do after the PADI Wreck Diver Bali?

Although the PADI Wreck Diver Course Bali allows you to explore wrecks up to 30 meters, it is reccomended to take the PADI Deep Diver Course so you can explore wrecks at deeper depths around the world.

If you are interested to explore wrecks at nights and see what other creatures come to life when the sun set you could join the PADI Night Diver Course.