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Search & Recovery Diver
Specialty Course

From $249.00

Duration 2 Days

Who should take this course?

It happens: People accidentally drop things from the jetty, 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. You will also learn methods to bring up small, large or 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 enrol in the Search and Recover Diver course. PADI (Junior) Open Water Divers with a PADI Underwater Navigator certification also qualify.

During 4 scuba dives you will learn:

  • To gather information and resources to plan an effective search.
  • Swim search patterns using your compass and natural navigation.
  • How to locate large and small items using various search patterns.
  • How to use a lift bag for heavy and larger objects, and other recovery methods.
  • To plan a search operation based on facts gathered about the lost item prior to the dive.


Find treasure and retrieve it! The PADI Search and Recovery course is a great course to make every kids dream a reality – no matter how old the kid!

We all dreamed at some stage of what it would be like to find hidden treasure… Not everything valuable is made of gold you know… Big rewards are often offered for divers who can find missing and lost items.

Learn how to search for missing items with systematic search patterns. Learn how to attach lift bags and tie knots underwater and how to calculate how much air is required in your lift bag to bring an item to the surface safely.

This course is one of the most fun and most useful specialty courses in the PADI range. You will be bringing up boat motors before you know it!

Here’s how it works!

3 dives, 2 lift bags a bunch of shackles and some cool things to find and we are into it! Great fun! Who knows what you might find?

Let’s Go Scuba Diving !!!

After your 2 days out diving- it’s a trip back to the store as a qualified Perth Scuba PADI Search & Recovery Specialty Diver… How many more specialties to your Master Scuba Diver?