ANDI Technical Wreck course, held in Subic Bay, Philippines by Andy Davis.
This is an unlimited wreck penetration diving course, suitable for qualified technical divers.
Dives conducted upon the USS New York, USS Majaba, USS Lanakai, Landing Ship Tank, Landing Craft Utility, Sakura Maru and L2D 'Tabby' aircraft. 4 Days/6 Dive (minimum) course.
Instructor: Andy Davis
Student: Alex (Zen Diver)
Filmed on GoPro Hero 2 (SQ rendered)
Look out for the HD version, uploading soon..
This video, filmed by myself in Subic Bay, graphically shows the danger of silt out to wreck divers conducting penetration dives.
What looks like a nice benign compartment, with plenty of light and an obvious exit (well within recreational wreck diving limits) turns into a potential death trap within seconds of the silt being disturbed. All divers who consider wreck penetration should be fully aware of the reality of silt-outs.
If your wreck course didn't teach extensive and trust-worthy guideline procedures... along with limited/zero visibility familiarization and the practice of core emergency skills in those conditions... then you need to question how well you were trained to dive inside wrecks...
These instructional videos give the open water SCUBA diver an introduction to using reels to run guideline, with particular emphasis on reliable ties. They do not constitute a primer to overhead diving, an activity with far more considerations than are presented herein.