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Search and Recovery Diver

The next time someone loses an item underwater, you can be the hero that finds the missing object. Finding items underwater is both challenging and rewarding. You need to know how to gather information, organize a search and choose an effective underwater search pattern. Your PADI Instructor will give you practice scenarios to build and hone your skills.


Skills you will learn: 

  • Find things underwater

  • Use a lift bag

  • Plan a search operation

  • Tie knots

  • How to use different search patterns

  • And more!


  • Advanced Open Water Diver or Open Water w/ Underwater Navigation

  • At least 12 years old

  • Completed Diver Medical Form

Scuba Lift Bag

Course Requirements:

  • Knowledge Development - This can be either in the classroom with us (our preferred method), or through eLearning. Contact us to discuss what option works best for you.

  • Open Water Dives - This specialty requires a minimum of 4 dives over at least 2 days. 

Cost: $250

     -- This cost includes in-classroom learning. If you prefer eLearning, there is an additional fee.

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