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.
PADI Search and Recovery program
In the theory section we will discuss about the planning and preparation of the Search and Recovery dive.
There are a number of search patterns discussed and you learn different marking and recovery techniques. We look also to 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 3 days.
What does the PADI Search and Recovery cost?
€ 287* Included Taxes and:
- Transfer from hotel to dive center
- free transportation from dive center to dive site
- 4 dives
- Dry runs and Field-drills
- Temporary use of course materials
- Use of lift bag and compass
- Scubapro dive equipment rental
- Cylinder refills during the course
- Search and Recovery certificate
* The price of € 287 is only valid when you use our online booking. Standard Search and Recovery price is 319 euro.
It is mandatory to have the PADI Search and Recovery manual what is not included in the course price. If you book the Search and Recovery course you can buy this manual in our web store for the special price of 10 euro.
Search and Recovery – what will I need?
All you need is your dive certificate, logbook and dive insurance.
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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