Search and Recovery Diver

SEARCH AND RECOVERY DIVER COURSE

Perhaps you lost something during a dive, or may be your dive buddy did, but you didn’t know how to look for it.  Or may be you’d just like to learn how effectively search for and find something or some place. If so, this is the right course for you.  Let’s face it, scuba diving is an equipment intensive sport, meaning that divers’s minds are often preoccupied with many tasks underwater to the point they easily get distracted or lose things.  Knowing how to find the things you lose can save you money. We will teach you specific search and recovery techniques, how to plan a safe and effective search and recovery dive, how to pinpoint a lost object from the surface, about the potential hazards associated with search and recovery activities as well as which search and recovery techniques to use for certain types of objects in specific ocean environments.

What Qualifications do I Need to Start?

Student must be a certified PADI Adventure diver or have an Advanced Diver Certification from a reputable training organization. The minimum age for participation is 12 years.  A junior certification is offered to children 10 – 14 years of age.   Medical History Forms and Liability Release Agreements of minors must be signed by parent(s) and/or legal guardian(s).

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

This course aims to teach students search patterns and methods for finding and raising lost items.  Student-divers will be given instructions to complete specific objectives in which they must demonstrate comeptency.

HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE? 

The Search & Recovery Class is two days long.  Specialty courses in general are irregular in that class sizes are relatively small, usually one student and one instructor.  

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?

Tuition – $352.00

TEXTBOOK MATERIALS

You have options when it comes to choosing your academic set.  All of the options below will satisfy the academic portion of this course.

 

 

 

 

 

 The PADI Search & Recovery Diving DVD and Search & Recovery Diver Specialty Manual Set.

$79.30

 

 

 

 

 

The PADI Search & Recovery Diver Manual.

$42.90

 

 

 

 

 

The NAUI Search and Recovery Digital Plus NES.  This digital option is compatible with all iOS systems.

$55.00

 

 

 

 

 

The NAUI Search & Recovery Diver Manual.

$16.95

ONCE YOU ARE CERTIFIED

Use your search and recovery specialty certification to become a PADI Master Scuba Diver.  The PADI Master Scuba Course requires only 5 specialty courses, so now all you need is 4 more.     

YOUR NEXT ADVENTURE

After completing the Search and Recovery course, increase your diving skills even further by taking the Rescue Diver Course?