Cost: $150+HST includes materials.
It happens……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. And there are good and better methods to bring up small, large or just awkward items. Search and recovery can be challenging, but a whole lot of fun.
PADI (Junior) Advanced Open Water Divers who are at least 12 years old can enroll in the Search and Recover Diver course. PADI (Junior) Open Water Divers with our PADI Underwater Navigator certification also qualify.
Gathering information and resources, then carefully planning a search are the first important steps you learn. During four scuba dives you’ll practice:
Also, the first dive of this course may be credited towards your Advanced Open Water certification – ask your instructor about earning credit.
Visit our store to enroll in the course and pick up your PADI Search and Recovery Crew-Pack that includes your manual and video. By studying before class, you’ll be better prepared to start practicing your search and recovery skills when you meet with your instructor.
$150+HST includes materials.
Besides basic scuba setup, you’ll need a wrist compass and underwater slate or notebook with waterproof pages, a light, as well as some other gear that may help with your searches, such as a surface marker buoy or lift bag. Lines and reels will be provided by our staff for the course if necessary.
Here are some popular examples of courses commonly taken by graduates of this course: