Anyone who spends enough time near water is bound to lose something eventually. But with a Search and Recovery specialty diver at hand, nothing is ever really gone, it’s just wet! Small, large or just awkward, there is a way of finding what’s missing and surfacing it. During the course you’ll learn how to plan, organise and conduct search and recovery dives, get more experience with knot tying and using a lift bag, and practice some limited visibility search techniques. Besides the practical advantages, one of the most gratifying experiences in diving is setting out to find and recover a lost object – and succeeding.
Many factors can affect the success or failure of any search and recovery conducted underwater. Those of particular importance are surface conditions, underwater visibility, depth, bottom topography, bottom composition, vegetation, accessibility, surge, tides, currents, accuracy of bearings, water temperature, pollution, and obstacles or hazards. The size, weight, and dimensions of the object to recover also play a huge role.
The search and recovery dive team cannot control these factors. There is, in fact, one aspect of an underwater search and recovery that can be controlled – organization.
The other factors must be considered when the team plans a search and recovery, altering how they search and the recovery methods to accommodate them. Thus, the goal of this course is to teach student divers a systematic, methodical approach to the search and recovery of submerged objects
Promises We Don’t Break:
- !No more than 4 people per instructor!
- Materials Including PADI Specialty Diver Manual
- All Dive Equipment Included
- Specialty Search and Recovery Certification
- Hours are flexible
- Multi language if requested (French, Spanish, German, Dutch…)
Sign up here at Siam Scuba 1 day before you would like to start the course; get a PADI Search And Rescue Manual and a brief explanation of how to use it from our Staff. During the evening you’ll read and answer some knowledge reviews that each chapter has.
09:00: Review the answers with your instructor
12:00: Dive 1 (Dive 1 Maximum depth of 18 meters.)
15:00: Dive 2( Dive 2 Maximum depth of 18 meters.)
12:00: Dive 3(Dive 1 Maximum depth of 18 meters.)
15:00: Dive 4( Dive 2 Maximum depth of 18 meters.)
We have accommodation to suit all budgets, from shared rooms to bungalows with a private pool
** All itineraries & schedules are weather permitting, sea conditions, currents, tide, minimum numbers and may change without prior notice as the instructors see fit.
* Rates are only valid for bookings paid via internet!.