Search and Recovery Diver

Search and Recovery Course

It happens: People accidentally drop things from docks, off boats or even while scuba diving. If you’ve ever lost something in the water and wanted to go find it, then the PADI Search and Recovery Diver Specialty course is for you. 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.

Why do Search and Recovery Course?

  1. Have you ever dropped something in the water?
  2. Are you looking for lost “treasure”?
  3. Is your Scallop/Lobster bag too full and heavy? And how much is too heavy?

If you have answered yes to any of these questions above, then the PADI Search and Recovery Specialty Diver Course is what you need.

The Fun Part

Find lost items and lift them to the surface. It’s fun to use the lift bag. Not only are these skills fun, but very practical and ultimately useful because eventually, you’ll lose something in the water. As a Search and Recovery Diver, you’ll know how to search for and recover it.

All C-Life Open Water trained students have the luxury of using our Oceanic Drysuits on their course which is included FREE in the price and not wetsuits.

To all new customers who contact C-Life Dive School we are now offering you the chance to hire our Drysuits after completing our Drysuit Specialty Course. C-Life philosophy states 'we use the correct thermal protection for the environment we are diving in - i.e Drysuits for UK diving.

What You Learn

  • Search and recovery dive planning, organization, procedures, techniques and how to deal with potential problems
  • How to locate large and small objects using search patterns
  • How to use a lift bag and other recovery methods
  • Limited visibility search techniques

Course consists of;

  • A knowledge review session, 4 dives in open water.
  • All equipment, manual and certification included.

Where can I go from here?

  • Join the C-Life Dive Club if you haven't already to get cheaper kit hire and cheaper courses.
  • Hire our full Drysuit and Scuba kit including Drysuit, undersuit, hood, gloves, & Scuba worth over £1,000
  • Also, the first dive of this PADI Specialty Diver course may credit as an Adventure Dive toward your Advanced Open Water Diver certification – ask your instructor about earning credit.
  • Enrol onto the Rescue Diver Course and complete five Specialty Diver Courses you can apply for the TOP Non Professional Rating of Master Scuba Diver certification.

Other Courses related to Search & Recovery Diver

Underwater Navigation, Drysuit Diver, Peak Performance Buoyancy, Night Diver, Wreck Diver, DPV, Technical Courses such as Advanced Nitrox, Gas Blender, or Advanced gas Blender.


Junior Open Water Diver with Underwater Navigation Specialty rating (12yrs) or Junior Advanced Open Water Diver

Course Costs

£208 - Discount for Club Members.

Course Dates