Search & Recovery Diver

You're at the start of a dive and someone accidently drops a weight belt overboard into the water, which has less than ideal visibility. How do you find it and then recover it to the surface?

This course is designed to introduce you to search and recovery diving and help you develop the skills and knowledge for safe search and recovery diving. You'll learn the planning, organisation, procedures, techniques, problems and hazards of search and recovery diving, how to execute a variety of search patterns and considerations for using various lifting devices.

  • Minimum Age
  • 12 years old
  • Duration
  • Four dives conducted over two days
  • Prerequisites
  • You must be certified as a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver or equivalent, or an Open Water diver with a PADI Underwater Navigator speciality.
  • Cost
  • £220 Search & Recovery Diver Speciality.
All you'll need... Learning materials, Instruction, Standard pool time if required *, Air fills, Equipment hire**, Certification fees and Certificate or Card on completion.
All divers and student divers are required to complete a PADI Medical Statement when joining us for any inwater activities. If you have any questions about this please ask us.

Please note: Transportation to sites, dive site entry and boat charter costs (if applicable) are not included in the price.

* One to one, extra instruction and additional pool time will be quoted as extra, subject to requirements.
** Subject to availability and sizing.

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