Search & Recovery Diver

Image by the Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa.

As per its title, the PADI Search & Recovery Diver is able to find and recover lost items. Learn how to search effectively and the best means of recovering the item; be it small, large, or simply awkward. During a number Adventure 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.