PADI Search and Recovery Diver

$209.00

It is a downer when you drop something of value in the water. A dive computer, a ring, a propeller or the rudder of a sailboat, all of it worth something to someone and sometimes, it is not an option to leave it there for someone else to find!  Perhaps you entertain dreams of finding lost treasure such as that rumoured to be lost by Captain Morgan in the waters surrounding Utila or want to get into a type of marine archaeology.

PADI Search and Recovery Diver Description

PADI Search and Recovery Diver Specialty Course at Underwater Vision

It is a downer when you drop something of value in the water. A dive computer, a ring, a propeller or the rudder of a sailboat, all of it worth something to someone and sometimes, it is not an option to leave it there for someone else to find!

Perhaps you entertain dreams of finding lost treasure such as that rumoured to be lost by Captain Morgan in the waters surrounding Utila or want to get into a type of marine archaeology.
The PADI Search and Recover Diver Course at Underwater Vision can provide you with the skills you will need to bring things big or small back up to the surface!
You will master the skill of using a lift bag. This is a device used specifically for bringing large, heavy or awkward objects from the bottom to the surface of the sea. Students have a lot of fun learning this skill and it is a very useful one to have eventually if you or someone you are with drops something into the water and needs to bring it back up again.

What will you learn?

Gathering information and resources, then carefully planning a search are the first important steps you learn. During four scuba dives you’ll practice:

  • 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

You may be able to get college credit for the Search and Recovery course – while you are on vacation in Utila!

Also, the first dive of this PADI Specialty Diver may credit as an Adventure Dive toward your PADI Advanced Open Water Diver certification – ask your instructor about earning credit.

How can you start learning now?

Visit Underwater Vision to enroll in the course and get a PADI Search and Recovery Crew-Pak that includes your manual and video. By studying before class, you’ll be better prepared to start practicing your search and recovery skills when you meet with your instructor.

Next Step

Because you often need to navigate to specific spots to find lost items, the PADI Underwater Navigator course can help you perfect your navigation skills.

Additional Information

Minimum Age

12 yrs+

Course Prerequisites

PADI (Junior) Advanced Open Water Divers, PADI (Junior) Open Water Divers, PADI Underwater Navigator certification

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