• Search and Recovery Diver

Search and Recovery Diver

Finding items underwater is both challenging and rewarding. You need to know how to gather information, organize a search and choose an effective underwater search pattern. Your PADI Instructor will give you practice scenarios to build and hone your skills.

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About the Course

The next time someone loses an item underwater, you can be the hero that finds the missing object.


In the PADI® Search and Recovery course, you’ll learn how to find lost objects underwater. You’ll practice different types of underwater search patterns and learn how to use a lift bag as you plan and execute mock search operations.


Take This Course If You Want to
  • Recover lost items

  • Learn underwater search patterns

  • Improve your navigation skills

Learn How to
  • Find things underwater

  • Use a lift bag

  • Plan a search operation

With Your Instructor

During four dives, you'll locate objects large and small using different search patterns. You’ll get hands-on experience using a lift bag and, on the last dive, you’ll plan and execute a mock search operation.

  • Total time commitment: 2-3 days (dives must be completed over two days minimum)

Prerequisites & Minimum Age

Minimum Age: 12

Course prerequisites: (Jr.) Advanced Open Water or (Jr.) Open Water with Underwater Navigation certification

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