Search & Recovery

Description

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.

PADI (Junior) Advanced Open Water Divers who are at least 12 years old can enroll in the Search and Recover Diver course. PADI (Junior) Open Water Divers with a PADI Underwater Navigator certification also qualify.

Academic

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 credit for the Search and Recovery course – ask your instructor.

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

Equipment

Besides your basic scuba equipment, you’ll need a compass and an underwater slate. Your PADI Instructor at Fish'n Fins may suggest other gear that may help with your searches, such as a dive light, marker buoys, lines, and reels.

What is your next step?
To start your adventure today sign up for "PADI COURSE THEORY PART" below. This will direct you to the PADI website, where you will be able to book and pay for this course.
Fish 'n Fins as the dive shop of your choice will be informed after you have successfully completed your online course. Once you'll visit Palau, one of Fish 'n Fins' PADI instructors will finalize the paperwork with you and take you to the FUN part of your course, SCUBA DIVING, which you can book by signing up for "PADI COURSE PRACTICAL PART".  As soon as the practical part of your course is completed, our instructor will certify you and PADI will issue your dive card. BOOKING YOUR PRACTICAL COURSE PART --- Enter your ARRIVAL & DEPARTURE DATES > check BOOK PADI DIVE COURSE > COURSE CATEGORY > COURSE NAME > PAX > enter your name and submit your booking.

PADI COURSE THEORY PART
$129.00
Per Person/Course
PADI COURSE PRACTICAL PART
$166.00
Per Person/COURSE

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