Courses and Training

Search and Recovery Diver

Search and Recovery Diver

The next time someone loses an item underwater, you can be the hero that finds the missing object.

In the PADI® Search and Recovery course, you’ll learn how to find lost objects underwater. You’ll practice different types of underwater search patterns and learn how to use a lift bag as you plan and execute mock search operations.

eLearning covers self-study material. Your dive shop will charge training fees.

Take This Course If You Want to

  • • Recover lost items
  • • Learn underwater search patterns
  • • Improve your navigation skills

Learn How to

  • • Find things underwater
  • • Use a lift bag
  • • Plan a search operation

Other Details

  • • Total time commitment: 2-3 days (dives must be completed over two days minimum)
  • • eLearning time commitment: 2-4 hours
  • • Minimum Age: 12 years old
  • • Course prerequisites: (Jr.) Advanced Open Water or (Jr.) Open Water with Underwater Navigation certification

Finding items underwater is both challenging and rewarding. You need to know how to gather information, organize a search and choose an effective underwater search pattern. Your PADI Instructor will give you practice scenarios to build and hone your skills.

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