It happens: sometimes, while on a boat or during a dive, something is lost in the water.
If you’ve ever lost something in the water and wanted to find it, then the PADI Search and Recovery course is for you.
To search for objects underwater, there are effective techniques that increase the chances of finding them.
And there are several methods of bringing objects of various sizes and shapes to the surface. The search and recovery activity can present a challenge, but it is fun.
If you are at least 12 years old and are a PADI (Junior) Advanced Open Water Diver, you can enroll in the Search and Recovery Diver course. Also valid are the PADI (Junior) Open Water Diver licenses with a PADI Underwater Navigator certification.
The first important things you will learn are how to gather information and resources and how to plan your subsequent research carefully.
During four dives you will practice:
- Search patterns using compass and natural navigation
- Finding large and small objects using various search patterns
- The use of a lifting bag for large and small objects, as well as other recovery methods.
- The planning of a research operation based on information collected before the dive.
Thanks to the Search and Recovery course, you will be able to get college credit. Contact us for more information on this opportunity.
Additionally, the first dive of this PADI Specialty Diver course can be credited as an Adventure Dive for your Advanced Open Water Diver certification – ask your instructor how to get credit.
Equipment you will use
In addition to your basic equipment, you will need a compass and an underwater slate.
Prerequisites Required: Advanced Open Water Diver
Participants must be 12 years old.
Authorization of a Parent or Guardian.
Medical Certificate for non-competitive diving activities.**
How to access the course:
Evaluation: Aquaticity / Swimming – Pool.
Didactic Material included:
PADI Educational Material (available in all languages).
Total duration: approximately 3 days
Theoretical lessons: nr. 2 – with Instructor.
Practical lessons: nr. 4 – with Instructor
Final written exam: YES
Final practical exam: YES
Certification issued: YES – PADI
Locations where you can take this course:
Puglia: Polignano a Mare
Puglia: Torre Lapillo (LE)
Islands of Malta: