Search & Recovery Diver “ELITE” Course



2 Days

Experience Required:

PADI Advanced Open Water
(or equivalent)

Minimum Age:

12 Years

PADI Materials NOT included:

Manual  €36

Certification Tax  €40


1 Theory Session + 4 Training Dives

SKU: SC45 Category:
This “ELITE” version will put our PADI Instructor at your disposal for a longer time to be able to further explore the methods and scenarios of search & recovery in unique Maltese dive sites .

Have you ever dropped something in the water?

Are you looking for lost “treasure”? The PADI Search and Recovery Diver 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 Diver, you’ll know how to search for and recover it.

During this course you’ll learn about:

Search and recovery dive planning, organization, procedures, techniques and how to deal with potential problems
How to locate large and small objects using search patterns
How to use a lift bag and other recovery methods
Limited visibility search techniques
PADI Search & Recovery Course

The learning materials you need:
The Search and Recovery manual includes everything needed to prepare for the PADI Search and Recovery Specialty course. The manual includes a search pattern reference guide, knot-tying diagrams and an overview of how to organize a search. Your PADI Instructor will provides additional information on performing search patterns and how to plan a search in variety of conditions.

(This manual is available for purchase at our dive shop so you can get it on your arrival to the dive centre)

This course requires a minimum time duration of 2 days.