Search and Recovery Diver

Started on July 14, 2024


The next time someone loses an item underwater, you can be the hero that finds the missing object.

In the PADI® Search and Recovery course, you’ll learn how to find lost objects underwater. You’ll practice different types of underwater search patterns and learn how to use a lift bag as you plan and execute mock search operations.

Prerequisites & Requirements

Age Requirement
15 years or older

Course Prerequisites

PADI Open Water Diver (or qualifying certification)

Time Commitment
Approximately 2-3 days (dives must be completed over two days minimum)

With Your Instructor

During four dives, you’ll locate objects large and small using different search patterns. You’ll get hands-on experience using a lift bag and, on the last dive, you’ll plan and execute a mock search operation.