Search the depths
Recover lost treasure
Learn how to raise it
If you have an opportunity to recover something that someone lost in the water, will you know how to go about it? Plan to search for lost treasure? You can learn effective ways to locate objects underwater with PADI’s Search & Recovery Diver program!
For this course, you’ll need to be at least PADI Open Water Diver (or equivalent) with the Underwater Navigation specialty (Junior ratings accepted) OR PADI Advanced Open Water Diver (Junior Advanced Open Water Diver or equivalent). You also need to be at least 12.
During your program you’ll go on four open water dives, which are conducted over at least a two-day period, with time being spent in both academic and actual water-training sessions.
The course will cover techniques and application of a variety of search and recovery methods and includes the following:
The planning, organization, procedures, techniques, problems, and hazards of search and recovery diving
Diving with limited visibility and techniques for underwater navigation
Proper techniques and safety considerations for locating objects under water, including the use of various search patterns, lines and reels
Proper techniques and safety considerations for recovery of objects using various lifting devices
The elective search and recovery dives conducted during the PADI Advanced Open Water course may count toward this specialty at the discretion of the instructor.
Sign up for this course and purchase your Search and Recovery Crew-Pak to find out what you’ve been missing.
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