Have you ever dropped something in the water? Are you looking for lost “treasure”? The PADI Search and Recovery Diver Specialty course will teach you effective ways to find objects underwater and bring them to the surface. Small, large or just awkward, there is a way to bring them up.
The Fun Part
Find lost items and lift them to the surface. It’s fun to use the lift bag. Not only are these skills fun, but very practical and ultimately useful because eventually, you’ll lose something in the water. As a Search and Recovery Diver, you’ll know how to search for and recover it.
Get College Credit
You may be able to earn college credit for the PADI Wreck Diver Specialty course.
What do I need to start?
- A certified PADI (junior) Advanced Open Water Diver
- A PADI (junior) Open Water Diver and a PADI Underwater Navigator (or equivalent certification from another organization)
- At least 12 years old
What will I do?
You will be provided with the knowledge needed for search and recovery dive planning, organization, procedures, techniques and how to deal with potential problems. How to locate large and small objects using search patterns. How to use a lift bag and other recovery methods. Limited visibility search techniques
How long will it take?
PADI Search and Recovery requires 4 dives over 2 days.
What will I need?
The Search and Recovery crewpak (DVD and manual) includes everything needed to prepare for the PADI Search and Recovery Specialty course. The manual includes a search pattern reference guide, knot-tying diagrams and an overview of how to organize a search. The video on DVD provides additional information on performing search patterns and how to plan a search in variety of conditions.
Where can I go from here?
Because you often need to navigate to specific spots to find lost items, the Underwater Navigator course can help you perfect your navigation skills.