Search and Recovery Diver Specialty

You’re at the start of a dive and someone accidentally drops a weight belt overboard into the water, which has less than ideal visibility. Or maybe you surface at the end of your dive only to find that your camera is no longer attached to you! How do you plan to find a lost object, and then recover it to the surface?

This course is designed to introduce you to search and recovery diving and help you develop the skills and knowledge needed to safely find and raise small to medium sized objects to the surface. You’ll learn the planning, organisation, procedures, techniques, problems and hazards of search and recovery diving, how to execute a variety of search patterns and considerations for using lifting devices.

PADI Search and Recovery Diver Specialty


Four dives conducted over a minimum of two days.

PADI Advanced Open Water Certification or PADI Open Water with a Navigation Specialty or PADI Adventure Diver or equivalent certification. You must be a minimum of 12 years old and medically fit to dive.

• Learning materials
• Instruction
• Air fills
• Use of our equipment
• Certification & card on completion

Any completed forms we have requested and your learning pack. Any dive gear of your own that you wish to use.

Want to know more about which courses you can do next?
Check out the COURSE PROGRESSION CHART or get in touch with us to discuss options.

We look forward to diving with you soon:)

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