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Search and Recovery Diver

The PADI Search and Recovery Diver Course

Have you ever dropped something in the water? Are you looking for lost treasures? The PADI Search and Recovery Diver Specialty course will teach you effective ways to find objects underwater and bring them to the surface. Small, large or just awkward, there is a way to bring them up.

The Fun Part

Find lost items and lift them to the surface. It's fun to use the lift bag. Not only are these skills fun, but very practical and ultimately useful because eventually, you'll lose something in the water. As a Search and Recovery Diver, you'll know how to search for and recover it.

Get Credit

You may be able to earn college credit for the PADI Search and Recovery Diver course.

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

The Scuba Gear You Use

You will use the basic scuba diving equipment, an underwater compass and a lift bag.

The Learning Materials You Need

The Search and Recovery crewpak (DVD and manual) includes everything needed to prepare for the PADI Search and Recovery Specialty course. The manual includes a search pattern reference guide, knot-tying diagrams and an overview of how to organize a search. The video on DVD provides additional information on performing search patterns and how to plan a search in variety of conditions.


To take the PADI Search and Recovery Diver course, you must be: A certified PADI (junior) Advanced Open Water Diver A PADI (junior) Open Water Diver and a PADI Underwater Navigator (or equivalent certification from another organization) At least 12 years old

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.



We offer the Search and Recovery Diver Specialty class during the summer training season, your class fee includes the PADI Deep Diver Crew-Pak and the use of our scuba equipment...$200.00



First, Please read the PADI Medical Statement to see if you will need to obtain a doctor's approval before enrolling. Next visit our class calendar page and select the class that best meets your schedule. Complete details on class locations and hours are available on the class calendar page, should you have additional questions just email or call us at 317-220-0515