PADI Search & Recovery Speciality
It happens: People accidentally drop things from docks, off boats or even while scuba diving. If you’ve ever lost something in the water and wanted to go find it, then the PADI Search and Recovery Diver Specialty course is for you.
There are effective ways to search for objects underwater that increase your chances of success. And there are good and better methods to bring up small, large or just awkward items. Search and recovery can be challenging, but a whole lot of fun.
What Will You Learn?
The Search and Recovery Diver Specialty course is intended to serve as a safe and supervised introduction to search and recovery diving.
Gathering information and resources, then carefully planning a search are the first important steps you learn. During four scuba dives you’ll practice:
Swimming search patterns using your compass and natural navigation.
Locating large and small objects using various search patterns.
Using a lift bag for large or heavy objects, plus other recovery methods.
Planning a search operation based on facts gathered about a lost object prior to the dive.
As long as you are a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver (or equivalent) you can begin this Speciality Diver course.
You must be a minimum of 12 years old.
Similar to many PADI courses, the PADI Search & Recovery Specialty course is a self-study course.
You'll receive quality training materials from PADI, specifically designed to teach you what you need to know.
Classroom sessions with a qualified PADI Instructor will ensure that you fully understand the information.
Confined Water Dives
Open Water Dives
There are 4 Open Water qualifying dives, usually completed over 2 days.
PADI Search & Recovery manual
PADI Certification fee
Full equipment hire included Dry Suit
We offer flexible course timetabling to meet your schedule and work with small groups to ensure personal tuition at all times.
How Much Does It Cost?
You can add a £10 donation to the PADI Project Aware charity and receive a special decorative Project Aware cert card - please ask for details.
Call 01603 485000 or click the 'Contact Us' button to find out about dates and availability.