Course information

It happens: People accidentally drop things from docks, off boats or even while scuba diving. 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 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:

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.

Course Prerequisites

  • PADI Open Water Diver or PADI Junior Open Water Diver (or qualifying certification from another organisation)
  • Be medically fit to dive, please carefully read the medical declaration below
  • Pre-study course manual and fill in review sections before start of the course
  • Watch DVD before start of the course
  • Minimum age 12 years

How is the course run

Two days Open Water

What's included?

PADI Search and Recovery Specialty manual

Use of all scuba equipment (suits, weights, cylinders, BCD and regulator, lift bags, etc)

Search and Recovery Diver DVD (returnable after course, and if not returned will be charged at £22.75)

Sold separately: Course £177.00, manual £22.00, DVD £22.75

Course price

Price: £205.00

Course dates

Day 1Day 2
Saturday 7th OctoberSunday 8th October

How to book

Simply phone to book your place then download and complete the PDF document to bring with you.

Booking Form

Medical Form

If you do not have Adobe Acrobat Reader, click here to download a free copy.

Call us on 01489 581755 to discuss bookings.