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SEARCH AND RECOVERY DIVER Find and bring up lost treasures

The PADI Search and Recovery Diver Course

When something falls overboard, it is not as simple as going down and picking it back up. Is there a current? What's the visibility? Have you been diving already today - are cylinders full or nearly empty? What equipment is at hand and who can help? These are some of the questions that go into planning a safe search and recovery dive, before even being underwater! Learn these details and more to ensure safety and recovery can go hand in hand.

The Fun Part

The fun part of this course is giving your basic dive skills a polish by introducing new concepts and learning to task load while on a dive.

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
  • Three common and useful knots

You put this information into practice during four open water dives.


  • PADI (Junior) Advanced Open Water Diver, or PADI (Junior) Open Water Diver and Underwater Navigator (or hold qualifying certifications from another training organization)
  • 12 years or older

The Scuba Gear You Use

You use all your basic scuba gear including a dive computer. You will also be using a reel, compass, two lines for knot tying, and a lift bag.



Below, you will find the paperwork necessary to begin this course. Please either drop off or email us a completed copy as soon as possible. We will need to review this prior to the start of your class.

Search and Recovery Diver Paperwork

Medical Statement Paperwork



The cost of the course is $390 and includes the eLearning, and the 4 open water dives, with tanks and weights. Rental gear, compass, reel, scuba park entrance fees, overnight accommodations, travel and meals are not included. We’ll send you the eLearning once you sign up!

We schedule these sessions based on your availability and the instructor's.  Contact us to schedule a class!


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 about this or other PADI courses contact us today!