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SEARCH AND RECOVERY DIVER The Padi Search And Recovery Diver Course

PADI Search and Recovery Diver Course with Aquatic Dreams Scuba Center

If you've ever lost something in the water and wanted to go find it, then the PADI Search and Recovery Diver Specialty course is for you. There are effective ways to search for objects underwater that increase your chances of success. There are also 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.

To enroll in the a PADI Search and Recovery class, you must be a PADI Advance Open Water Diver or Junior Advanced Open Water Diver (or qualifying certification from another organization). PADI Open Water Divers with a PADI Underwater Navigator certification also quality. This specialty also counts towards your Master Scuba Diver Certification.

Download the PADI Continuing Education Form

What Will You Learn?

Gathering information and resources, then carefully planning a search are the first important steps you learn. During four scuba dives you will practice:

  • Swimming search patterns using your compass and natural navigation.
  • Locating large and small objects using various search patterns.
  • Using a lift bag for large or heavy objects, plus other recovery methods.
  • Planning a search operation based on facts gathered about a lost object prior to dive.


How You Can Start Learning Now?

Visit Aquatic Dreams Scuba Center to enroll in the course and get your PADI Search and Recovery Crewpak. By reading the manual and watching the DVD before class, you'll be ready to get in the water and start practicing your search and recovery skills when you meet with your PADI Instructor.


What Scuba Gear Will You Use?

Besides your basic scuba equipment, you will need a compass and underwater slate. Your PADI Instructor or staff may suggest other gear that may help with your searches, such as a dive light, marker buoys, line and reels.



$250.00 plus materials


Contact Aquatic Dreams at (209) 577-3483 to signup for this class today.