Search & Recovery Diver
Who should take this course?
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. 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 will you 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.
- Also, the first dive of this PADI Specialty Diver course may credit as an Adventure Dive toward your Advanced Open Water Diver certification – ask Scuba Evolution about earning credit.
What scuba gear will you use?
Besides your basic scuba equipment, you’ll need a compass and underwater slate. Scuba Evolution may suggest other gear that may help with your searches, such as a dive light, marker buoys, lines and reels.
How can you start learning now?
Contact Scuba Evolution to enroll in the course and get your materials. Start to study using the PADI Search and Recovery manual. Your PADI Instructor will then meet with you to schedule knowledge review sessions along with your Search and Recovery dives.