PADI SEARCH & RECOVERY
Have you ever dropped anything into the water and wondered the best method to find the object? Are you a treasure hunter and looking to explore the bottom in more detail?
The PADI Search and Recovery Specialty course is a great way to learn underwater navigation and search techniques to cover all eventualities of good or limited visibility.
Students also learn how to rig and attach an object to a lift bag as well as the most effective and safe way in which to lift the object to the surface.
The PADI Search and Recovery course is one of the most fun and action packed of all the specialty programs and is also the most useful if you ever drop anything valuable over the side of the boat!
The planning, organization, procedures, techniques, problems and hazards of search & recovery diving
Limited visibility diving and underwater navigation techniques
Proper techniques and safety considerations for object location, including the use of various search patterns, lines and reels
Proper techniques and safety considerations for recovery of objects using various lifting devices
You must be certified as a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver/PADI Junior Advanced Open Water Diver, or a PADI Open Water Diver/PADI Junior Open Water Diver with PADI Underwater Navigation certification (or have a similar qualifying certification from another training organisation)
Be 12 years of age or older
Knowledge development is based on a self-study method, allowing you to study in your own time, at your own pace. Home study is backed up by an academic session with your PADI Instructor, to ensure full understanding of the course material.
Confined/Open Water Dives
4 Open Water Dives
PADI Search & Recovery Course Materials
PADI Certification Fee
Continue The Adventure...
Search patterns and underwater navigation techniques are an important component in the rescue diver course, when searching for a missing diver. Why not put your new skills into practice by enrolling onto the PADI Rescue Diver course, which teaches you invaluable rescue skills for controlling and managing most diving incidents.
If you have completed 5 PADI Specialties & the PADI Rescue Diver course and have 50 logged dives, you qualify to register as a PADI Master Scuba Diver, the highest non-professional diver rating within PADI.