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PADI Search and Recovery Diver




Have you ever dropped something in the water?

Are you looking for lost “treasure”? The PADI Search and Recovery Diver 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.


Find lost items and lift them to the surface. 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 it.

During this course you’ll learn about:


  • 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
PADI Search & Recovery Course
Recover lost Items


The learning materials you 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. The video on DVD provides additional information on performing search patterns and how to plan a search in variety of conditions.

(This manual is available for purchase at our dive shop so you can get it on your arrival to the dive centre)


This course requires a minimum time duration of 2 days.

PADI Search & Recovery Course
Course Manual



What does this package include?


  • Full equipment rental
  • 4 Open Water dives
  • Theory reviews
  • Final Certification

What do I need to start?


  • Be a certified PADI (junior) Advanced Open Water Diver
  • Be a PADI (junior) Open Water Diver and a PADI Underwater Navigator
    (or equivalent certification from another organization)
  • Be at least 12 years old


What costs are involved ?


Request more information --------------------------------- Book this package now



Your Next Adventure:

Because you often need to navigate to specific spots to find lost items, the Underwater Navigator course can help you perfect your navigation skills.