PADI Search and Recovery Diver Specialty

The PADI Search and Recover Diver course will teach divers the skills and knowledge to effectively plan to search for and recover missing objects underwater. The divers will be introduced to techniques and special equipment specifically designed to aid in search and recovery.  Course fees of $175 include materials, open water training dives and PADI processing fees.

Divers will become familiar with:

  • Recreational search and recover vs. professional search and recovery
  • Searching for specific objects
  • Searching for nonspecific objects (bottom combing)
  • Search and recovery environments
  • Potential hazards
  • Planning search and recovery dives
  • Pinpointing lost objects at the surface
  • Search patterns
  • Recovery procedures
  • Rigging lift bags

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