Started on 18/03/2023Duration 2 days, 4 dives


It happens: People accidentally drop things from docks, off boats or even while scuba diving. If you have 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.

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.


Gathering information and resources, then carefully  planning a search are the first important steps you learn. During four cuba dives you will 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.


Prerequisites  & Requirements

Duration: 2 days, 4 dives

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