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PADI Search and Recovery Diver

What is it?

Have you ever lost anything whilst diving? The PADI Search and Recovery Course will teach you how to find lost objects underwater and how to safely bring them to the surface. You will learn several search patterns suitable for searching in different situations and practice rigging a lift bag and bringing your found objects to the surface in a safe and controlled manner. This is also a great course for anyone who is planning to complete their Rescue Diver Course as the skills that you learn are equally applicable to searching for a missing diver or casualty.

Who can take part?

Anyone who is either qualified as a PADI Open Water Diver with the Underwater Navigation Speciality, or a PADI Advanced Diver or Above (or equivalent qualifications from another training organisation). Minimum age 12.

What does the course involve?

During the course you will learn about:

  • Search and recovery dive planning, organisation, 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 will read the PADI Search and Recovery Diver Manual, watch the DVD and complete the knowledge review. You will then complete four open water training dives during which you will practice various search and recovery techniques.

How long will it take?

The four open water dives will be completed over two days. Prior to this you will have read the manual and completed the knowledge reviews.

How do I book a course?

We have courses running regularly throughout the year. See the course calendar for our next course dates. To book your place on the next course all we need is a £75 deposit with the balance due at the start of the course. You will also need to get the course materials prior to commencing the course.

You can either call in the shop to pay your deposit and collect the course materials, download the course booking form and send it to us with your payment or simply ring us quoting your credit card number and we can post out the course materials to you (postage charged at cost).

Course Prices

Course Cost
PADI Search and Recovery Diver £200
PADI Search and Recovery Diver Manual £23.50

The course fees include provision of any equipment required, all tuition fees and certification fees to PADI. Entry fees and transport to dive sites are not included.

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