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PADI Search and Recovery Diver

PADI 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 it's a lot of fun.

How do I begin?

You start with the training materials. We will provide you with the PADI Search and Recovery Diver manual/crewpack for you to read and answer the questions prior to the start of your training.

What qualifications do I need?

The PADI Advanced Open Water Diver certification or equivalent is the prerequisite for the PADI Search and Recovery Diver course.

The minimum age of enrolment on this programme is 12yrs.

PADI Open Water divers who have the PADI Navigation speciality may also apply.

You will need to fill out a self certification medical statement. If you have any medical conditions you think may prevent you from scuba diving please feel free to contact us and we will try to be of assistance.

What's in the course?

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 – ask your instructor.

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

How long does it take?

The PADI Search and Recovery Diver speciality takes place over 2 days.

What qualifications do I need?

The PADI Advanced Open Water Diver certification or equivalent is the prerequisite for the PADI Search and Recovery Diver course.

The minimum age of enrolment on this programme is 12yrs.

PADI Open Water divers who have the PADI Navigation speciality may also apply.

You will need to fill out a self certification medical statement. If you have any medical conditions you think may prevent you from scuba diving please feel free to contact us and we will try to be of assistance.

What's next?

To enhance your PADI Search and Recovery Diver course why not think about PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy, PADI Underwater Navigation course or PADI Enriched Air course.

Once you have completed five PADI specialties and your PADI Rescue Diver and have 50 logged dives you hold all the prerequisites for the PADI Master Scuba Diver certification. This is the highest non-professional rating in the PADI system of diver education.

Cost?

PADI Search and Recovery Diver course is a 4 dives and costs €315.00 including search and recovery manual, certification and kit hire.