The PADI Search and Recovery diver speciality course is great when things fall overboard. Dropped something into the water over the dock? Yes, it happens, people drop items from boats, air mattresses and even while scuba diving. When you want to go and find it, then the PADI Search and Recovery Diver Specialty course is the right course for you. Learn effective ways to find objects, large and small. Use navigation patterns to find objects and a lift bag to bring up items from the seabed. Claim your reward when you know how to succeed in finding objects underwater.
Who should take this course?
For more experienced divers who are interested in finding them, or other divers lost items underwater. Bringing up awkward or heavy objects to the surface requires a method and planning to succeed, which can be challenging and lots of fun. Compass work, dive planning, knots and lifting bags are part of the PADI Search and Recovery dive, which makes this course so effective.
What will you learn?
The first and most important step is to gather information, then carefully make a search plan. Learn how to;
Locate large and small objects underwater using a variety of search patterns
Use a lifting bag and learn different types of knots
Swim different search patterns using a compass and natural navigation points
Different recovery methods to lift things out of the water, including heavy or large objects
Plan a search operation and discuss search methods when in poor visibility
What scuba gear you will use?
Basic scuba diving equipment
Compass, computer or timing device
Underwater slate and pencil
Lift Bag and marker buoy
What learning material do you require?
PADI Search and Recovery Manual.
Participants must be 12 years of age or older
Minimum PADI (Junior) Open Water Diver with a PADI Underwater Navigator certification or equivalent from another training agency
Participants under the age of 18 years must have parent or guardian consent