PADI Search and Recovery Specialty
Have you ever dropped something in the water? Are you looking for lost "treasure"? The Search and Recovery 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 and 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 missing items.
What do I need to start?
- A certified PADI (Junior) Advanced Open Water Diver
- 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?
4 dives over 2 days.
What will I need?
The Search and Recovery 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.
Where can I go from here?
You often need to navigate to specific spots to find lost items, the Underwater Navigator course
can help you perfect your navigation skills.