PADI Search & Recovery Diver

PADI Search & Recovery Diver

Not All Heroes Wear Capes But A PADI Search And Recovery Diver Should

It happens, that moment of despair when you see your torch, watch or other valuable piece of equipment slowly disappearing into the depths. Sunlight glinting from the shiny surfaces seemingly mocking your loss but don’t despair! If you have a PADI Search & Recovery diver on hand then you may just be able to recover your seemingly lost forever item.

Searching underwater is not easy, this fun and informative course will teach you effective and efficient search patterns. Helping you locate missing items and win the gratitude of your clumsy friends. Not only will you be able to find things but you’ll learn how to safely recover them to the surface. From jewellery to outboard motors so you could be the hero to save the day.

Who Can Take The PADI Search And Recovery Diver Course?

Advanced Open Water or Open Water with Underwater Navigator Specialty divers from any diving agency, not just PADI and be at least 12 years old.

What Skills Will I learn?

Loads! This course starts way before the dive, planning is a key component and will really get your brain working. Your navigation will improve as you use various different search patterns and your buoyancy skills will be tested. You’ll learn effective knots and how to use a lift bag over the course of four fun packed dives on our dive boat MV Kepsub.

Under the guidance of your PADI instructor you’ll determine which search pattern to use, whether to use natural or compass navigation to find large and small objects, choose which knot to secure and lift heavy objects from the ocean floor.

The first dive of the PADI Search and Recovery Diver course may credit as an Adventure Dive toward your Advanced Open Water Diver certification – ask your instructor about earning credit.

How Can I start Learning?

Just drop us an email or pop into either of our shops located in Chalong and Patong and speak to one of our experienced sales staff so you arrange your PAD Search & Recovery Specialty course.

Price Per Person

1 Day – 3 Dives 2 Days – 6 Dives
THB 7,900 THB 10,900

What Scuba Equipment Will I Use?

Besides your basic scuba equipment, you’ll certainly need a compass and underwater slate. We will supply all necessary equipment but this is a good time to buy some of your own useful equipment. You’ll need it to assist in any potential searches you may have.

What Next?

Complete five PADI specialties and receive the coveted Master Scuba Diver rating. The highest rating for non-professional divers or with your new found skills take on the challenge of the PADI Rescue Diver

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