Learn to Search & Recover!
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.
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.
What you can expect to learn
- Find things underwater
- Use a lift bag
- Plan a search operation
- Recover lost items
- Learn underwater search patterns
- Improve your navigation skills
Course Equipment Requirements
Besides your basic scuba equipment, you’ll need a compass and underwater slate for this course. Your PADI Instructor or local dive center staff may suggest other gear that may help with your searches, such as a dive light, marker buoys, lines and reels.
12 years and older
(Jr.) Advanced Open Water or (Jr.) Open Water with Underwater Navigation certification
How do I get Started?
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.
How long will this take?
Entire course: 2-3 days (dives must be completed over a minimum of two days)
How much is the course?
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