Search and Recovery Diver

The PADI Search and Recovery 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. 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 Specialty Diver, you’ll know how to search for and recover it.

You will learn;

  • Search and Recovery dive planning, organisation, procedures, techniques
  • How to locate large and small objects using search patterns
  • How to use a lift bag and other recovery methods
  • Limited visibility search techniques

Our team work hard to provide a safe, fun, efficient and well organized dive centre. We work hard to make sure your dive experience is a positive one. With this in mind, BEFORE BOOKING, please read through the policies we have developed to help us ensure your time with us goes as smoothly as possible.

What you need to know

Who can take this course?

To enroll in the PADI Search & Recovery Speciality course, you must be 12 years or older, have a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver certification or PADI Junior Advanced Open Water Diver certification with PADI Underwater Navigator certification (or have a qualifying certification from another organisation).

If you don’t meet these minimum requirements then we can put together a package which will include them for you, contact us for more information.

How much does it cost?

The PADI Search & Recovery course is just 7,700 THB.

What's included?

The course includes all the elements required for completion: your own copy of the PADI Search & Recovery Specialty manual, internationally recognised PADI Search & Recovery Specialty certification card, full equipment hire and boat fees, high quality instruction from experienced and qualified instructors, tea, coffee, water and light refreshments on the boat, tea, coffee, water, Wifi and internet station use in the dive centre.

How long is the course?

The typical PADI Search & Recovery Speciality course schedule is completed in 2 days. Each morning will start with a knowledge development and skills practice session which will prepare you for the afternoon's diving. The course includes 4 dives but if you have completed a Search & Recovery dive during your PADI Advanced Open Water course then this can be credited towards your Speciality - this means that you only have to complete 3 dives, and the course will be slightly cheaper!

How do I book?

Ready to book now? With Master Divers you can book online with a small deposit, using VISA, MasterCard or AMEX.

Please note that the dive center is closed for the following dates each year: 1st January, 14th April & 25th December. If any of these dates fall into your intended travel dates, please contact us first before booking.

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