PADI SEARCH AND RECOVERY SPECIALTY
The PADI Search and Recovery Specialty Diver Course
Have you ever dropped something in the water? Are you looking for lost “treasure”? The PADI Search and Recovery Specialty Diver course will teach you effective ways to find objects underwater and bring them to the surface. Small, large or just awkward, there is a way to bring them up.
The PADI Search and Recovery specialty is one of the PADI Specialties that gets students that gets students most excited once they see and find out what a lift bag can do and how easy it is to use, with a little bit of practice.
The Fun Part
Find lost items and lift them to the surface. It’s fun to use the lift bag. Not only are these skills fun, but very practical and ultimately useful because eventually, you’ll lose something in the water. As a PADI Search and Recovery Specialty Diver, you’ll know how to search for and recover it.
During this PADI Search and Recover Specialty you will also learn how to make and use three different knots; the bowline, two half itches and the sheet bend.
The knowledge obtained during this specialty can also help you during underwater clean up dives, how to plan and execute them in the most proficient way and how to bring larger objects to the surface.
What You Learn
• Search and recovery dive planning, organization, procedures, techniques and how to deal with potential problems
• How to locate large and small objects using search patterns
• How to use a lift bag and other recovery methods
• Limited visibility search techniques
• How to tie three different knots; the bowline, two half itches and the sheet bend
Your Next Adventure
Because you often need to navigate to specific spots to find lost items, the Underwater Navigator course can help you perfect your navigation skills.