PADI Search and Recovery Specialty
This course is designed to be an introduction to search and recovery diving helping the student diver develop the necessary skills and knowledge for safe search and recovery practices. The course includes 4 dives conducted from a boat or from the shore, with a PADI Instructor.
To qualify for the Search and Recovery Diver course, an individual must:
1. Be certified as a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver, Junior Advanced Open Water Diver or have a qualifying certification from another training organization.
Be certified as a PADI Open Water Diver, Junior Open Water Diver and PADI Underwater Navigator Specialty Diver.
Have qualifying certifications from another training organization. In this case, a qualifying certification is defined as proof of entry-level scuba certification and proof of speciality course certification in underwater navigation with a minimum of three scuba dives that include training in natural and compass navigation.
2. Be 12 years of age or older.
The Search and Recovery Dive conducted during the PADI Adventures in Diving program may be counted toward this speciality at the discretion of the instructor conducting the speciality course.