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Search and Recovery Diver

pool-briefingIt 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.




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Gathering information and resources, then carefully planning a search are the first important steps you learn. 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.

Our Search and Recovery Diver Course consists of the following training sessions:

  • XX classroom sessions, each three and a half hours long.
  • XX pool sessions, each three and a half hours long.

Step 1: Contact Us with any questions or for class availability.

Step 2: Be sure you meet the prerequisite requirements.

  • Be at least 12 years old
  • Be certified as Open Water or Jr Open Water Diver

Step 3: Download and complete the required paperwork for the course.

Step 4: Stop by the shop

  • Bring your completed paperwork, and review it with Rami.
  • Fill out your Registration Form
  • Pick up your course materials and pay for your course.
  • Go over any other details or questions you may have, and confirm schedule.
  • Purchase gear you need for class.

Step 5: Shop & Pool Sessions

Gear you are responsible for providing:

  • Mask
  • Snorkel
  • Boots
  • Fins
  • BCD
  • Regulator w/ Pressure Gauge
  • Dive Computer

Gear included in your course fee:

  • Tanks
  • Weights

Contact Us to schedule your course.

Course Fee – $xx and includes

  • X classroom sessions (3.5 hours each)
  • X pool sessions (3.5 hours each)
  • Rental gear
  • All taxes