PADI Search and Recovery

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.

The Fun Part

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.

What will I do?

You will be provided with the knowledge needed for 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

How long will it take?

PADI Search and Recovery requires 4 dives over 2 days.

What will I need?

The Search and Recovery crew pack (DVD and 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 organise a search. The video on DVD provides additional information on performing search patterns and how to plan a search in variety of conditions.

Where can I go from here?

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

This is also a Seastyle recommended program if considering the PADI Dive Master program

Pre requisites - To get your PADI Search & Recovery qualification you should be a certified PADI (junior) Advanced Open Water Diver, PADI (junior) Open Water Diver and a PADI Underwater Navigator. At least 12 years old or equivalent.

Location- The course has an optional evening pool session and then two days at our local dive venue - Cromhall.

The course fee includes the use of Seastyle School equipment (if required) crew pack and PADI certification.

Course fees do not include transport and dive site entry fees.

Where can I go from here?
You may also count this Specialty certification toward one of the five required Specialties for the PADI Master Scuba Diver Certification