Search and Recovery Diver

The PADI Search and Recovery Diver Course

Dive Safaris Serach and Recovery courseHave 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 Credit


You may be able to earn college credit for the PADI Search and Recovery Diver course.

What You Learn


    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

To take this course, you must be:


    12 years old
    A PADI (junior) Advanced Open Water Diver (or qualifying certification from another training organization) or a PADI (junior) Open Water Diver with PADI Underwater Navigator Specialty

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