Search and Recovery

The Search and Recovery Diver Course
Have you ever dropped something in the water? Are you looking for lost “treasure”? The Search and Recovery Diver Specialty 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 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 Search and Recovery Diver, you’ll know how to search for and recover it.

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
The Scuba Gear You Use
You will use the basic scuba diving equipment, an underwater compass and a lift bag.

The Learning Materials You Need
The Search and Recovery crewpak (DVD and manual) includes everything needed to prepare for the Search and Recovery Specialty course. The manual includes a search pattern reference guide, knot-tying diagrams and an overview of how to organize a search. The video on DVD provides additional information on performing search patterns and how to plan a search in variety of conditions.

To take the Search and Recovery Diver course, you must be:

A certified SSI (junior) Advanced Open Water Diver
An SSI (junior) Open Water Diver and an SSI Underwater Navigator (or equivalent certification from another organization)
At least 12 years old

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.


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