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In the PADI Search and Recovery Diver Specialty course, you learn search and recovery dive planning, organization, procedures, techniques and how to deal with potential problems. You learn how to locate large and small objects using search patterns, and various ways for lifting them to the surface. Not only do these skills make you more capable and confident in the water, but most Search and Recovery Divers eventually end up searching for and recovering something they lost themselves.
• Search patterns, lift bag use and recovery methods
• Limited visibility techniques and navigation for search and recovery
• Certification counts toward the PADI Master Scuba Diver rating.
The Course Schedule
The course includes a knowledge development session and four open water dives. Please check with an Instructor at In Depth Diving for the next scheduled course dates.
This is the ideal course to do in the UK or warmer climes on a trip organised by Indepth.
What qualifications do I need?
You must be a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver or a PADI Open Water Diver with the PADI Underwater Navigator Specialty (or equivalent certification from another organization). You must be at least 12 years old.
The course costs £150 and includes tuition fees and Search and Recovery manual. Equipment rental and transportation costs to dive sites are not included in the price.
On completion of the course, there is an additional certification fee due to PADI of £25.
To Book a Course
Register today with any of our instructors at In Depth Diving or call 01992 589910 to confirm your place on our next course. A deposit of £50 will be required and you will also be asked to sign a Medical Statement, a Standard Safe Diving Practices Statement of Understanding and an Express Assumption of Risk form prior to the start of your course.
Spend time around water (as a diver, how can you avoid it?) and sooner or later, you come across someone who lost something underwater. If you’re looking for the challenge and excitement – along with doing your good deed for the day – the PADI Search and Recovery Diver Specialty course is for you. It gives you the skills you need to find what’s been lost, and how to get it to the surface.
What form will the course take?
This course is designed to be an introduction to search and recovery diving and to help you develop the necessary skills and knowledge for safe search and recovery diving.