Search and Recovery Diver

All About Search and Recovery Diver

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. 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.

What You Learn

Search and recovery dive planning, organization, and procedures
Techniques 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

Required Student Materials

PADI Search and Recovery Diver Manual
PADI Search and Recovery Diving Video
Dive Reel
Underwater Light
Slate with pencil
Dive computer
Log book

Costs

Tuition: $200
Materials and Books: $35 – $75
Other Costs: Rental gear and air fills if required

Required Forms (Please download and fill out all information and bring to class)
Medical Statement and Questionnaire (pdf)

Required Student Materials

PADI Search and Recovery Diver Manual
PADI Search and Recovery Diving Video
Dive Reel
Underwater Light
Slate with pencil
Dive computer
Log book

One classroom session is conducted to discuss the knowledge reviews. In this classroom session, air management and planning will be discussed in depth. We will discuss various search techniques with their advantages and disadvantages. Risks and emergency procedures for recovering objects are reviewed. The open water portion of the class is conducted over two days. Two dives are conducted each day.

Price $200.00