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PADI Search & Recovery Diver Specialty Course


Nearly every diver dreams of finding sunken treasure. Real treasure, however, is less likely to be gold doubloons and more likely to come in the form of lost wallets, golf balls or your aunt’s gold necklace that she carelessly let slip overboard.

Finding lost objects is harder than you may think, and may involve exposing yourself to risks and hazards unlike you find at most recreational dive sites. This is why specialized training is important. Even if you never end up looking for a single lost object, the skills you will learn in the Search and Recovery Diver Course can help make you a better underwater navigator, a more careful observer of aquatic life and a more confident diver in less-than-ideal conditions.


Who Can Enroll?

This course is open to divers who are:


What Is Involved?

This course consists of:

  • Self study
  • One classroom session
  • Four open water training dives

Where And When Do Classes Take Place?

Self study takes place at the comfort of your home. Classroom session takes place right here at Squalo Divers. Open water dives take place at one of more than 50 dive sites that we have to offer.

Search & Recovery Diver Specialty classes start at any time. Classroom session is done during regular store hours. Open water training dives are done any day of the week. All activities take place by appointment only.


What Is Included In The Cost?

The course fee includes:

  • All instruction
  • Four open water training dives
  • Use of air tanks and weights
  • Certification card processing

Students are responsible for supplying all of the equipment items listed below, plus:

  • Transportation to and from all dive/training sites
  • Food and drinks

      What Equipment Will You Need?

      Students are responsible for supplying all of the equipment items listed below:

      • Educational material
      • Scuba mask, scuba snorkel, scuba fins +
      • Wetsuit *+
      • Buoyancy Control Device (BCD) *+
      • Regulator *+
      • Dive watch or dive computer *+
      • Delayed signal marker buoy (DSMB) +
      • Whistle +
      • Underwater compass *+
      • Cutting tool (knife, scissor, etc) +
      • Writing slate +
      • Silicone mouthpiece +
      • Gear bag +
      • Bathing suit and towel

                                *Items are available for rent at Squalo Divers.

                                +Items are available for purchase at Squalo Divers.