Search and Recovery Diver Course 2020-02-13T11:48:24+00:00

Project Description

SEARCH & RECOVERY DIVER COURSE

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.

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

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.

You may be able to get college credit for the Search and Recovery course – ask your instructor.

Also, the first dive of this PADI Specialty Diver course may credit as an Adventure Dive toward your Advanced Open Water Diver certification – ask your instructor about earning credit.

Search & Recovery Diver

PhpTBA
  • 4 Dives over 2 days
  • Minimum age 12 years
  • Certified as a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver, PADI (Junior) Advanced Open Water Diver or higher
  • PADI Open Water Divers or Junior Open Water Divers with a PADI Underwater Navigator certification also qualify

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.

You may be able to get college credit for the Search and Recovery course – ask your instructor.

Also, the first dive of this PADI Specialty Diver course may credit as an Adventure Dive toward your Advanced Open Water Diver certification – ask your instructor about earning credit.

Visit the Dive Centre to enroll in the course and get a PADI Search and Recovery Crew-Pak that includes your manual and video. By studying before class, you’ll be better prepared to start practicing your search and recovery skills when you meet with your instructor.

THEORY

All materials for theory

OPEN WATER DIVES (Four dives over 2 days)

Direct supervision and instruction from a teaching status PADI Dive Instructor.

Full set of rental dive equipment, tanks and weights. Includes specialist dive equipment required for the course.

Training materials required for the duration of the course

Water, tea/coffee, soft drinks and snacks and mid dives lunch/brunch.

Transfer from Twin Rock Beach Resort to boat departure point and return each day.

Upon completion of the course your all important Certification Card and Completed Training Record/Log Book

 

Theory – Self Study varies

2 Days

5 – 7 hours per day

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

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