PADI Search and Recovery

It happens, people accidentally drop things from docks, off boats or even while scuba diving. If you’ve ever lost something in the water and wanted to go find it, then the PADI Search and Recovery course is for you.

There are effective ways to search for objects underwater that increase your chances of success. And there are good and better methods to bring up small, large or just awkward items. Search and recovery can be challenging, but a whole lot of fun.

Requirements for Search and Recovery


Search and Recovery

  • 4 dives
  • eLearning
  • 48 hours- free cancellation*
  • 10% off when you book online
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What does the PADI Search and Recovery cost?

€ 299* Included Taxes and:
  • 4 dives
  • elearning
  • Search and Recovery certification

* The price of € 299 is only valid when you use our online booking. Standard Search and Recovery price is 335 euro.

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PADI Search and Recovery program

In the eLearning you read about the planning and preparation of the Search and Recovery dive.

There are a number of search patterns, different marking and recovery techniques discussed. You learn also about the potential hazards and safety considerations of the search and recovery dives.

In the practical part we make 4 dives where we will use a lift bag for large and small objects and we practice search patterns using compass and natural navigation.

We will plan a search and recovery operation, based on facts gathered about a lost object prior to the dive.

How long will it take?

The complete course takes 2 days.

Search and Recovery – what will I need?

All you need is your swimsuit, towel, minimum required diving certificate, logbook and dive insurance.

The use of Scubapro dive equipment and lift bag are included in the course price.

Extra note!

1. *eLearning fees are non-refundable in case of cancellation.

2. If you need our pick-up service, please contact us about the possibilities.


Our experience

Our team has years of experience in the search and recovery of objects. Most of the items recovered were in cold water with extremely poor visibility.

Items recovered ranged from an outboard engine to platforms and car wrecks. Depths of operation ranged from 6 to 30 meters and the largest lift bag that we used had 1000 liters of lifting capacity.

Our experience makes us ideally suited to teach this specialty and we promises standards that can only come with that type of experience.


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