Looking for a 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. It happens: People accidentally drop things from docks, off boats or even while scuba diving. Small, large or just awkward, there is a way to bring them up.
The Search and Recovery Diver Course
As a Search and Recovery Diver, you’ll know how to search for and recover it. . 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.
What You’ll Learn
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 CreditThe British Columbia Ministry of Education (External Credentials Program for Industrial and Occupational Courses) has approved these courses for school credit: PADI Open Water Diver course (2 credits), PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course (4 credits) and PADI Rescue Diver (4 credits). Grade 10, 11 and 12 students simply present their PADI certification cards to the school administration to apply for credit. for the Drysuit Diver course.
Get Credit! The first dive of this PADI Specialty Diver
Scuba diving is a way to explore the underwater world in new and different ways.
PADI Specialty Diver courses teach you new techniques and give you the tools to
enhance your exploration. You can take courses close to home or while on a scuba
vacation. course may credit as an Adventure Dive toward your Advanced Open Water Diver certification.
How To Start Today
You must be at least 12 years old and certified as a PADI (Junior) Advanced Open Water Diver or PADI (Junior) Open Water Divers with a Underwater Navigator certification also qualify.