course prerequisites

Training Prerequisites

PADI Open Water Divers or equivalent or

PADI (Junior) Advanced Open Water Divers who are at least 12 years old can enroll in the Search and Recover Diver course. PADI (Junior) Open Water Divers with a PADI Underwater Navigator certification also qualify.

Age Requirements

The PADI Search and Recovery Driver Course is for ages 12 Years and Older.

Extend your bottom time with Enriched Air (Nitrox).

The PADI Enriched Air (Nitrox) diver course will certify you to use Enriched Air (Nitrox) to stay down longer during your shallow water dives.  Also by breathing a higher concentration of oxygen during your dive, you will come back feeling refreshed and ready for more diving. Click the banner for complete course details

Depth Restrictions After Certification

This PADI course does not increase your maximum depth rating. Standard depth restrictions apply.

Waivers and Liability Releases

all participants will need to have a completed set of liability releases signed and dated prior to any in water training. Note: Participants under the age of 18 will need to have a parent or guardian signatures as well. No exceptions.

For this Course you will need the following releases:

1 PADI Continuing Education Administrative Document 10038

2 PADI Equipment rental release form

3 PADI Boat dive release form

Course Duration

The duration of this Course is 2 ½ days.The course is performance-based so we do not like to rush we want to make sure everyone is safe and fully understands the skills of the day. So there is a start time but never a set finish time.

Required PADI Course Materials

For your course you will need the PADI Search and Recovery Crewpak.

Search and Recovery crewpak Includes Search & Recovery Diving DVD and Search & Recovery Diver Specialty Manual. This package includes all the required materials for your course

If you purchase your PADI Search and Recovery Crewpak at the time you book your course.

You will receive your hard copy when you arrive at class.For your convenience we will provide you with all the materials you will need to get you started as soon as you book your course..

Each student is required to purchase from us their own PADI Search and recovery Crewpak.

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This course is designed to be an introduction to search and recovery diving and to help the student diver develop the necessary skills and knowledge for safe search and recovery diving. Over the years I have found so much stuff that my friends have nicknamed me Sir Find-a-lot. The PADI Search and Recovery Scuba Diver Course, teaches you how to set up search patterns to look for and find things under the water. Once you’ve found something we will teach you how to use underwater lift bags to bring it to the surface safely. Let’s go find some stuff!

Course Overview

The purpose of the PADI Search and Recovery Diver Specialty course is to familiarize divers with the skills, knowledge, planning, organization, procedures, techniques, problems, hazards and fun of search and recovery diving.

The Search and Recovery Diver Specialty course is intended to serve as a safe and supervised introduction to search and recovery diving. The goals of PADI Search and Recovery Diver training are:

A. To develop the student’s practical knowledge of search and recovery diving. B. To enable the student to plan, organize, and make search and recovery dives.

This course covers the techniques and application of a variety of search and recovery methods. To conduct a Search and Recovery Diver course, the following is to be included:

1. The planning, organization, procedures, techniques, problems, and hazards of search and recovery diving 2. Limited-visibility diving and underwater navigation techniques 3. Proper techniques and safety considerations for object location, including the use of various search patterns, lines and reels 4. Proper techniques and safety considerations for recovery of objects using various lifting devices

Traditional Academics included with your course

You begin the academics in the comfort of your own home. Once you sign up for the course, you will receive all the academic materials needed to complete the home study portion of your course. To start your course you will watch The PADI Search and Recovery Diver course video and complete your knowledge reviews in your PADI Search and Recovery Diver Manual. This will get you ready for Your classroom session and the in water training portion of your class.

Your instructor will review your knowledge reviews during your first class session.

Optional PADI Online Academics

Unfortunately PADI does not Offer Online academics for this course yet. You and your instructor will schedule the time for you to come in and complete the academic portion of your training in the classroom.

Note: online academics is not available for ages 12 and under.

Search and Recovery Diver Training Dives

Gathering information and resources, then carefully planning a search are the first important steps you learn. During four scuba dives you’ll 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 the dive.

You may be able to get college credit for the Deep Diver course – ask your instructor. Also, the first dive of this PADI Specialty Diver course may credit as an Adventure Dive toward your Advanced Open Water Diver certification – ask your instructor about earning credit.

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