PADI SEARCH AND RECOVERY SPECIALTY KOH TAO

Ever lost anything underwater or just keen to search for treasures? Take this Specialty today!

BECOME A TREASURE HUNTER TODAY!

In just two days and 4 dives you will learn the techniques to find any object and bring it up with you.

PADI SEARCH AND RECOVERY SPECIALTY CRYSTAL DIVE

In small groups of max. 4 students you will learn what it takes to find and recover lost objects

PADI SEARCH AND RECOVERY DIVER SPECIALTY COURSE

No matter, if you lost a small ring or an outboard engine, in this PADI Specialty you learn the techniques to get it back!

The PADI Search and Recovery Specialty is perfect for you if you like to be challenged to new tasks and techniques underwater and you want to learn something you can use in any environment.

Maybe you have lost something big or small in the sea before? Maybe you know someone who did? In the PADI Search and Recovery Specialty Course you will learn the best options to find different sized objects over different terrains and in different visibility with ease.

Once found, you will have to find ways to bring larger objects safely to the surface and the PADI Search and Recovery Specialty Course will introduce you to several tying techniques and lifting devices to do so.

 

Within just two days and in 4 dives you will learn all the necessary techniques to find lost objects, treasures or even new dive sites yourself.

Our Instructors will teach you in small groups of max. 4 students and you can enjoy the fun of the treasure hunt!

your padi search and recovery diver specialty

finding things underwater is one thing – with us you learn also how to rig and lift them safely.

Depending on your personal schedule we will adjust the program for you and move elements to fit the course into your personal travel schedule, but in general, these are the parts of your training:

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Part 1: Theory

Your PADI Search and Recovery Specialty training will start with an introduction of the schedule and ourselves with the necessary paperwork.

You will then start the theory with a video to introduce you into the various elements used to find, secure and lift objects from underwater in different environments.

The theoretical part of the course includes 2 Knowledge Reviews, which you can fill with the information from the video and self-study with your own PADI Search and Recovery Diver Specialty Manual.

Once you completed your Knowledge Reviews, your Instructor will review these with you. You will also get some information based on the environment and objects you will look for on your training dives here on Koh Tao.

For this PADI Specialty course there is no exam. Once you have reviewed the theory you progress to the next part.

Part 2: Practical Land Session

For your practical land session of the PADI Search and Recovery Diver Specialty Course there is basically three elements.

The first element is finding the object you are looking for. The more you know about what is lost and what size and type of object you are looking for, the better it is.
You will get an introduction and plenty to time to practice search patterns suitable for different objects over different terrains, some using a compass and some aided using a line or reel.

Once you have found your object and it is too big to put in your BCD pocket you will need to find a way to attach it to a lifting device. You will be introduced to a variety of knots like the bowline and two-half-hitches and others to be used for different purposes and objects.

Every object that is more than 4-7 kg of weight should be lifted using a lifting device. There is multiple different sized devices available for you during training with different features like drain valves and D-rings to attach objects to. You will get a thorough explanation into the correct use as well as plenty of practice time to be able to lift any object without endangering yourself.

Part 3: 4 Open Water Dives

Your 4 PADI Search and Recovery Specialty Dives are all introducing you to different techniques used in different environments and conditions, gradually building up on what you learned and ending with your final dive being in full control of the proposed task for you. We generally conduct these 4 dives over two days.

The first dive will have you practice mainly on compass search patterns, tying knots underwater and practicing the general techniques for rigging and lifting.

The second dive can be be used to introduce you to line based search patterns like a circular search as well as an expanding square compass search and give you time to practice with other liftbags to get a feeling for your preferences.

On the third dive of the PADI Search and Recovery Specialty Diver Course, you will spend time to practice one of the more complicated search patterns called a jackstay search before you get more time to fine-tune your rigging & lifting techniques.

The fourth and final dive will be your choice now. You will be presented with one or more missing objects and will have to create the plan for the best search and lifting choice as your final task to become a PADI Search and Recovery Specialty Diver!

FIND YOUR TREASURE TODAY!

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PADI Search and recovery Diver – How it works …

To give you an idea of what your padi search and recovery specialty will look like, here’s an example schedule:

Day 1

PADI SEARCH AND RECOVERY SPECIALTY

DAY 1 - Full Day

Introduction & Paperwork
Theory (Video & Knowledge Reviews)
Land-Practice

– Lunch –

Search and Recovery Specialty Dive 1 & 2

Day 2

PADI SEARCH AND RECOVERY SPECIALTY

Day 2 - Full Day

Land Practice
Dive Planning for Dive 4

– Lunch –

PADI Search and Recovery Dive 3 & 4
Certification + Celebration

The schedule is not all set in stone and you can just book your private course or contact us to request a different schedule that fits you. Please note as well, that you can shorten the course, if you already completed the PADI Search & Recovery Adventure Dive as part of your PADI Advanced Open Water Course.

COURSE PREREQUISITES:
PADI search and recovery diver specialty

to become a padi search and recovery specialty diver these are the minimum requirements:

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Minimum Age

The minimum age to sign up for the PADI Search and Recovery Specialty Diver is 12 years.

Minimum Certification Level
To enroll in the PADI Search and Recovery Specialty Course you will need to be either certified as PADI (Junior) Advanced Open Water Diver. PADI (Junior) Open Water Divers in conjunction with the PADI Navigation Specialty may also enroll.
Medical Statement

You need to be medically fit for diving. You will find the Medical Statement for Scuba Diving here to download. If in doubt, please check with your physician or ask us before booking your dive experience with us.

Insurance

To comply with our dive insurance requirements, you will need to have proof (logbook etc.) of a dive within the last 6 months otherwise you will need to take part in our Crystal Dive Scuba Review before taking part in the course to receive our insurance cover.

PADI Search and Recovery Specialty course divers lift object underwater

PADI SEArch and Recovery diver Specialty – What’s included?

Our PADI search and recovery specialty package includes:

  • PADI Search and Recovery Specialty Diver Course (max. 4 students per Instructor)
  • Personal set of scuba equipment throughout your stay
  • FREE use of Dive Computer
  • Personal PADI Search and Recovery Manual & PADI Certification
  • Crystal Dive Logbook & T-Shirt
  • Multilingual personal Instructor
  • Boat trips & refreshments for your dives
  • Dive Insurance for your dives with us (30 days)
  • SHA+ Recognition (Read more about the valid Covid-Rules)
  • Free Accommodation throughout your course (2 nights)
  • 10 % Discount on additional diver level courses & dive equipment purchases with us

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The PADI Search and Recovery Specialty Course at Crystal Dive Koh Tao will teach you how to look for lost stuff – big or small – in any environment.

In the PADI Search & Recovery Specialty Course you will learn how to locate objects using search patterns, securing those, tying knots and lifting heavy objects safely up to the surface.

Enjoy the treasure hunt and become a PADI Search & Recovery Diver!

฿5,850฿7,200

4-Dive-Option: It's the choice if you are completely new to locating & finding treasures or lost objects underwater and haven't done a PADI Search and Recovery Adventure dive yet. You will get the full introduction to this exciting and rewarding activity and all techniques used.

3-Dive-Option: If you already completed a PADI Search and Recovery Adventure Dive as part of your PADI Advanced Open Water Course, this may be your choice. This will allow you to use your skills on an additional fun dive or join another PADI Specialty Course in the gained time frame.

PADI Search and Recovery Specialty

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4-Dive-Option: It's the choice if you are completely new to locating & finding treasures or lost objects underwater and haven't done a PADI Search and Recovery Adventure dive yet. You will get the full introduction to this exciting and rewarding activity and all techniques used.

3-Dive-Option: If you already completed a PADI Search and Recovery Adventure Dive as part of your PADI Advanced Open Water Course, this may be your choice. This will allow you to use your skills on an additional fun dive or join another PADI Specialty Course in the gained time frame.