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PADI Search & Recovery


Description

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 Diver Specialty 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.

Minimum Requirements:
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.

Academic

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.

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.

Equipment

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

Getting Started

Come by the shop and get a PADI Search and Recovery Crew-Pak that includes your manual and video. You can enroll in the class while you're at the shop or online.  Make sure to leave time to study.  By studying before class, you’ll be better prepared to start practicing your search and recovery skills when you meet with your instructor.

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This class cannot be purchased online. Please contact the store for more information.

CONTACT US

  •                Phone
  •          410-768-2782
  •                 Email
  • info@aquanauticsllc.com
  •                Address
  • 715 E. Ordnance Rd. Suite 109 Baltimore, MD 21226
    • Hours:  NEW HOURS
    • Wed - Sat 11am to 7pm
    • Sun 1pm to 6pm
    • Monday and Tuesday - CLOSED