Have you or a dive buddy ever donated
a piece of gear to the "dive gods". When you spend time
around water, sooner or later, you come across someone who lost
something underwater (maybe it's you). If you’re looking for a
challenge and a bit of excitement the PADI Search and Recovery Diver
Specialty course is for you. It gives you the skills you need to find
what’s been lost, and the means to get it to the surface.
In this course, you learn search
and recovery dive planning, organization, procedures, techniques and how
to deal with potential problems. You learn how to locate large and small
objects using different search patterns, and various ways for lifting
them to the surface safely. Not only do these skills make you more
capable and confident in the water, but most Search and Recovery Divers
eventually end up searching for and recovering something they lost
Prerequisites are certified as an Advanced Open Water
Diver, or Open Water Diver and having taken the Underwater
Navigation specialty AND some cold water diving experience.
Course Cost is $175 and
includes all materials (Book and DVD), the class time, four open water dives, tanks and
air fills. By this point in a divers training it is important that
they obtain their own equipment (rentals are available but having your
own gear is preferred). Search and recovery diving specialty equipment
(lift bag, line, reels, markers etc) is provided for class use. A dive light
is essential for most diving in PNW waters.