Search and recovery

Search and recovery
SSI Program

Description Search and recovery

This program provides the skills and concepts required to safely plan and conduct search and recovery dives. You will learn about search patterns, specialized dive plans, underwater communication, and how to recover small to medium-sized objects using specialized equipment like lift bags. You will earn the SSI Search and Recovery Specialty certification after completing this program.

Facts
Minimum Age: 12
Certification Prerequisites: Open Water Diver
Academic Sessions: Online learning
Pool/Confined Water Sessions: 1 mandatory before open water dive
Open Water Dives: 2
Maximum Training Depth: Varies with age
Suggested Duration: 6 – 10 hours
What is included in the course?
  • Digital Manual (in the language of the student).
  • Cart postal from local underwater environment.
  • Insurance coverage for the activity.
  • Transportation to and from the hotel.
Payment policy
50% of the total amount is required upon reservation.
reservation
Cancellation policy
50% of the deposit is refundable if cancelled up to 5 days prior activity.

 

PADI Program

Who should take this course?

It happens: People accidentally drop things from docks, off boats or even while scuba diving. If you’ve ever lost something in the water and wanted to go find it, then the PADI Search and Recovery Diver Specialty course is for you. There are effective ways to search for objects underwater that increase your chances of success. And there are good and better methods to bring up small, large or just awkward items. Search and recovery can be challenging, but a whole lot of fun.

PADI (Junior) Advanced Open Water Divers who are at least 12 years old can enroll in the Search and Recover Diver course. PADI (Junior) Open Water Divers with a PADI Underwater Navigator certification also qualify.

What will you 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.
What scuba gear will you use?

Besides your basic scuba equipment, you’ll need a compass and underwater slate. Oceanis dive center staff may suggest other gear that may help with your searches, such as a dive light, marker buoys, lines and reels.

What is included in the course?
  • Digital Manual (in the language of the student).
  • Cart postal from local underwater environment.
  • Insurance coverage for the activity.
  • Transportation to and from the hotel.
Payment policy
50% of the total amount is required upon reservation.
reservation
Cancellation policy
50% of the deposit is refundable if cancelled up to 5 days prior activity.