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Search & Recovery Diver

Price: $249.99

 Whoa…Look what I found!

Things get lost: People accidentally drop things from docks, off boats or even while scuba diving. If you’ve ever lost something in the water and wanted to go find it, then the PADI Search and Recovery Diver Specialty course is for you. There are effective ways to search for objects underwater that increase your chances of success as well as safe methods to bring them up including large or awkward items. Search and recovery can be challenging, but a whole lot of fun.

Course Flow:

Students read and complete Knowledge reviews in the Search and Recovery Diver textbook before class.

During four scuba dives you’ll practice:

  • Swimming search patterns using your compass and natural navigation.
  • Locating large and small objects using various search patterns.
  • Using a lift bag for large or heavy objects, plus other recovery methods.
  • Planning a search operation based on facts gathered about a lost object prior to the dive.

Upon completion of the 4 required dives students will receive a PADi Search & Recovery Specialty Diver Certification card.


Who should take this course:

This course is ideal for any diver with an advanced certification who wants to have the knowledge and skills needed to find and retrieve lost objects or even lost divers.. The skills you learn can also be used in rescue diving scenarios for finding lost divers which is why this course is reccomended for all Dive Masters.

Course Particulars:


  • Advanced Open Water
  • Must be 12 years of age 

Course Location/Time: Dives will be conducted over a period of two days with an additional night of classroom. Locations to be determined by the instructor.

Books & Equipment Needed:

Books: PADI Search & Recovery Manual
Scuba Gear: Full Scuba gear required. Also students will need a compass and underwater slate.

Recommended Accessories: Dive Light, Marker buoys, lines & reels, lift bags


For upcoming course dates and times please visit our Course Calendar page located here


 Click here for the PADI Registration Form for this course


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