PADI Search & Recovery

Extend your diving skills with the PADI Search and Recovery course

During the PADI Search and Recovery course you be required to complete 4 open water dives, during which you will learn the four search patterns in detail using either compass or natural navigation, and which method to use when, you will also be expected to search for small items using the most suitable search method. You will learn to recover multiple different sized and shaped objects, using a lift bag to bring heavy objects back to the surface, or using other techniques for smaller objects. After the skills training you will be required to plan a search and recovery operation by gathering various information and details about the lost object, location it was lost, how it was lost, variables affecting the search, and the most effective way to search and recover the item, given the details you have obtained.

Cape Town Dive Centre: PADI Search and Recovery course
During this course you be required to complete 4 open water dives, during which you will learn the four search patterns in detail using either compass or natural navigation, and which method to use when, you will also be expected to search for small items using the most suitable search method. You will learn to recover multiple different sized and shaped objects, using a lift bag to bring heavy objects back to the surface, or using other techniques for smaller objects. After the skills training you will be required to plan a search and recovery operation by gathering various information and details about the lost object, location it was lost, how it was lost, variables affecting the search, and the most effective way to search and recover the item, given the details you have obtained.
  • Minimum 12 years of age
  • PADI (junior) Advanced Open Water Diver
  • Medically fit
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