Search & Recovery Specialty

Why should I take this course?


It happens often that people accidentally drop things beneath the surface of the water or even while scuba diving. If you’ve ever lost something in the water or somebody that lost something in the water and asked you to go and find it, then the PADI Search and Recovery Diver speciality course is for your. Search and recovery can be challenging, but a whole lot of fun. If you PADI (Junior) Advanced Open Water diver and at least 12years old you can enrol in the Search and Recovery Diver course. PADI (Junior) Open Water Divers with a PADI Underwater Navigator certification also qualify.


What will I learn?


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.


The first dive of this PADI Speciality course can count towards your PADI Advance Open Water diver qualification.



How long will it take.


We conduct the course with an evening theory class followed by 4 training dives over a minimum 2 day period.



What does the course include.


  • PADI Search & Recovery Diver Crew pack
  • PADI Registration
  • Air fills & 4 dives



Recommended gear.


  • Dive computer
  • Dive light
  • Underwater compass
  • Marker buoys
  • Lines & reels


Contact us for any further requirements.



What does it cost.


The PADI Search & Recovery Diver Speciality course cost: R1600-00


How do I get started.


Book your space and pay a 50% deposit to secure your place.