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SEARCH AND RECOVERY DIVER Find what has been lost!

The PADI Search and Recovery Diver Course with OLYMPUS DIVE CENTER

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 You Learn

  • 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

Prerequisites

To take this course, you must be:

  • A PADI Open Water Diver (or qualifying certification from another training organization)
  • 15 years old (12 for Junior Advanced Open Water Diver)

The Scuba Gear You Use

You use all the basic scuba gear including your underwater compass, dive computer, a dive light, a lift bag, plus other specialty gear.

The Learning Materials You Need

PADI's Search and Recovery Diver Manual. You'll use it as a guidebook to improve your diving skills and prepare for new experiences and adventures.

Your course price includes

  • Instruction, books and the use of a lift bag
  • Certification Fees

Price: $200/person

  • Class size is limited to 4 students
  • Weekend or weekday scheduling formats, year around

 *Students must provide their own personal items including mask, fins, snorkel, boots, gloves, dive computer and the Scuba unit. We have rentals available for the Scuba unit, dive computer, wetsuit, tanks and weights.

*Boat dives are required for an additional fee. Your experience level will determine which trips you need to complete the course. If you book this course On-line you will be contacted by our staff to determine and reserve the appropriate trips.

Your Next Adventure

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

For more information or to schedule a Search & Recovery Diver class, please contact Olympus Dive Center at (252)726-9432.