Learn to Search & Recover!

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

Each student will be responsible for providing the following gear:

  • BCD
  • Regulator
  • Dive Computer
  • Mask, Fins, Snorkel, Etc. 
  • Exposure protection (if needed)

Required Specialty Equipment:

  • Reel(s)
  • Slate
  • Gloves
  • Mesh Bag
  • Lift Bag(s)
  • Compass

We have rental gear available for an additional cost. 

When enrolled in a course with Space Coast Dive Center you will receive a 10% student discount on all gear purchases. 

Course Prerequisites

Age Requirement: 

12 years and older

Course Prerequisites:

Open Water Diver certification. 

Each Diver must be medically fit to dive. Please reach out to the Dive Center for a copy of the most up to date diver medical form. 

How do I get Started?

During 2 open water 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

How much is the course?


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