Search & Recovery Diver

PADI Search & Recovery Certification in San Juan

The PADI Search & Recovery Diver Course


Have you ever dropped something in the water? Are you looking for lost “treasure”? 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
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The Scuba Gear You Use


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

Check with your local dive shop or resort about gear rentals and packages offered with this course. You can find most everything at the scuba diving shop

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 a variety of conditions.

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Prerequisites


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.

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