Apr 13, 2018

Search and Recovery Diver


$299 + Tax and Books

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Retrieve lost items that have fallen overboard or over a dock.
Learn effective swimming patterns and using a lift bag for heavy objects.

PADI (Junior) Advanced Open Water Divers who are at least 12 years old can enroll in the Search and Recover Diver course.
PADI (Junior) Open Water Divers with a PADI Underwater Navigator certification also qualify.

What will you learn?

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


Besides your basic scuba equipment, you’ll need a compass and underwater slate. Your PADI Instructor may suggest other gear that may help with your searches, such as a dive light, marker buoys, lines, reels and lift bags.

Getting Started

Click “Register Now” to enroll in the course and arrange to get a PADI Search and Recovery Crew-Pak that includes your manual and video.
By studying before class, you will be better prepared to start practicing your search and recovery skills when you meet with your instructor.