PADI SEARCH RECOVERY SPECIALTY COURSE
Underwater navigation skills are much more than luck ! Learn how to navigate with an underwater compass or maybe even a ‘Nav-Finder’ for more complex navigation patterns. If you need to search for a lost item, the PADI Search and Recovery Diver Specialty course will teach you effective ways to find objects underwater and bring them to the surface. Learn how to use a lift bag to bring large and awkward items safely to the surface.
The PADI Search and Recovery Specialty Course. – £130
PADI Search and Recovery course – prerequisites
PADI Open Water Diver and a PADI Underwater Navigator (or equivalent certifications from another organisation)
(Minimum age: 15 years old)
Search and Recovery – Learn about
- Natural navigation (without using a compass)
- Compass navigation
- Navigation patterns
- Lift bag recovery methods
- Search techniques
- Using a Nav-Finder
Search and Recovery – Learning Materials
The PADI Search and Recovery crewpak is not included in the price* which includes all the materials for the Search and Recovery specialty course, and is available from the Dive Center.
The topics that are covered in the Manual & DVD include
- How to make accurate navigation
- Search patterns (easy and complex)
- Knot tying skills
- Compass navigation
What’s included in the price?
- Your own dedicated private Padi Search and Recovery Specialty Instructor
- Rental of a complete set of modern scuba equipment (regularly maintained and serviced)
- Classroom sessions if required
- Four search and recovery scuba dives in the open water environment
- Navigation and recovery skills and exercises
- The PADI Search and Recovery Certification Card
Search and Recovery – The Benefits
Underwater navigation is an important skill no matter what type of scuba diving you’re doing. It’s especially useful when you’re searching to recover a lost item underwater.
Underwater Navigator - Because you often need to navigate to specific spots to find and recover lost items, the PADI Underwater Navigator specialty course can help you perfect your navigation skills.
PADI Master Scuba Diver - The PADI Search and Recovery specialty course can be credited towards the highest rating in recreational diving, the Master Scuba Diver.
Please note that all prices are subject to change without prior notice and the prices that are quoted assume that all PADI prerequisites have been met to start the specific course and do not include the required PADI diving manuals and/or crewpacks*