Search and Recovery

search and recovery

Learn effective swimming patterns and lift techniques.


There are effective ways to search for objects underwater that increase your chances of success. And there are good and better methods to bring up small, large or just awkward items. Search and recovery can be challenging, but a whole lot of fun.


Gathering information and resources, then carefully planning a search are the first important steps you learn. During four scuba dives you’ll practice:

  • Underwater Search techniques.
  • Techniques for locating large and small items.
  • How to use a lift bag for large or heavy objects.
  • Planning a search operation based on facts gathered about a lost object prior to the dive.

College Credit available.


Compass, underwater slate, dive light, marker buoys, lines and reels.

Age Requirement

15 - SDI

12 - PADI

Course Prerequisites

Advanced Open Water

Time Commitment

Self-study, 4 open water dives.

Cost: $279.99 (SDI)

         $379.99 (PADI)