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SEARCH AND RECOVERY DIVER
Recover lost objects that fell into the sea or on a dock. Sign up now in your dive centre at the Albufeira Marina for this new adventure.
It happens! People drop objects into the water. If you have already lost objects underwater and never found them, then this course is for you. There are more effective ways of looking for objects that increase the chances of success. The search and recovery can be challenging, but very rewarding and fun.
Full Dive Gear
PADI (Junior) Advanced Open Water Diver
From: 230.00 €
- AcademicGathering information and resources, then carefully planning a search are the first important steps you learn. During four scuba dives you’ll practice: Swimming search patterns using your compass and natural navigation. Locating large and small objects using various search patterns. Using a lift bag for large or heavy objects, plus other recovery methods. Planning a search operation based on facts gathered about a lost object prior to the dive. You may be able to get college credit for the Search and Recovery course – ask your instructor. Also, the first dive of this PADI Specialty Diver course may credit as an Adventure Dive toward your Advanced Open Water Diver certification – ask your instructor about earning credit.
- EquipmentBesides your basic scuba equipment, you’ll need a compass and underwater slate. Your PADI Instructor or local dive centre staff may suggest other gear that may help with your searches, such as a dive light, marker buoys, lines and reels.
- Getting StartedVisit your local PADI Dive Centre or Resort to enrol in the course and get a PADI Search and Recovery Crew-Pak that includes your manual and video. By studying before class, you’ll be better prepared to start practicing your search and recovery skills when you meet with your instructor.