Search & Recovery

The PADI Search and Recovery diver course is designed to introduce you to the skills,

techniques and equipment required to safely search, find, and recover lost objects under the surface.

PREREQUISITES:

 *  15 years of age or older

*  PADI Advanced Open Water Diver certification or equivalent

COURSE STRUCTURE:

*  Home study viewing PADI video cassette and Search and Recovery manual

*  4 open water dives or 3 open water dives if student has completed the Search and Recovery dive during his/her Advanced Open Water certification

*  Review and briefing at open water dive site

You will learn the following:

*  The planning, organization, procedures, techniques, problems and hazards of search and  recovery diving

*  Proper techniques and safety considerations for object location, including the use of  various search patterns, lines, and reels

*  Proper techniques and safety considerations for recovery of objects using various lifting techniques

OPEN WATER DIVING:

*  Four open water dives with a certified PADI instructor are required to complete the PADI

    Search and Recovery Diver course.  Open waters are available at the Blue Hole or locally at the Aurora Reservoir – see schedule

COURSE FEE:  $100.00

*A non-refundable deposit of $50.00 is due at sign-up

INCLUDED:

*  Briefing and review of course at open water dive site

*  Four open water dives with a certified PADI instructor

*  Tanks, weights, and weight belts for the open water dives

*  10% discount on all diving equipment purchased during your term as a student (course

    materials, sale items, and equipment rentals excluded)

NOT INCLUDED:

*  Diving gear for the open water dives – BCD, regulator, wet suit, etc… but may be rented during the course

*  Transportion, meals, and accommodations for the open water dives

*  PADI Search and Recovery Manual & Video Pak – $64.10

*  Compass and dive knife

*  PADI certification fee of $35.00 to process your C-Card

If you have ever lost an object in the water it can be a very difficult and frustrating experience trying to find it.  If it is a large object, i.e. outboard motor, it can also be very hazarcous bringing it to the surface.  The PADI Search and Recovery diver course will take the frustration out of locating and bringing these items to the surface and make you a more informed and competent diver.