SEARCH AND RECOVERY DIVER

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.​

What You Will Learn

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.


You may be able to get college credit for the Search and Recovery course.

 

Also, the first dive of this PADI Specialty Diver course may credit as an Adventure Dive toward your Advanced Open Water Diver certification. 

 

Prerequisites

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 a PADI Underwater Navigator certification also qualify.

 

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.

 

What is included and not included

Aqua Hands offer the greatest experience of PADI Search and Recovery Diver course.

 

Included: $185.30
  • Manual - Search and Recovery Specialty

  • Certification Card

  • Academic Training

 

Not included:
  • Rental Scuba Diving Equipment

    • BCD

    • Primary Regulator and alternate air source

    • SPG (Submersible Pressure Gauge) and Depth monitoring device

    • Quick release weight system

    • Wetsuit

    • Scuba Tank

    • Scuba Gear Bag

  • Air Fills

  • Lake/Grotto/Springs/River/Dive Boat Fee

  • Personal Scuba Gear (Mask, Snorkeling, Bootie, and Fins)

 

There are no hidden costs when you take the PADI Search and Recovery Diver certification course with us.

Get Started Today

Simply contact us here to get you registered for the class. A small deposit is requested to hold your spot and at that time we will provide you with your books and materials for your training. You may also download the PADI Medical Statement (below) to get started on your Medical Questionnaire and pre-course assignments. Note: It is imperative that you answer this form accurately and truthfully. If you answer YES to ANY question, you are required to have the form signed by a physician giving approval for you to engage in diving activities. If you are traveling for your training, please consult with our staff for procedures regarding flying after diving, before booking your flight. We look forward to training you!

Continuing Education Administrative Document (10038)

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