Search and Recovery Diver

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Search and Recovery Diver


This specialty is designed to acquaint the diver with the special skills and techniques necessary to successfully plan, execute and evaluate a search and recovery dive.


1. SDI Open Water Scuba Diver or equivalent
2. Minimum age 18, 15 with parental consent

Graduation Requirements

1. Open Water Dive l
     a. Compass review
     b. Search techniques
     c. Lifting techniques
     d. Have students practice and perform a few different search patterns
     e. Recover an object from depth
     f. Log dive
2. Open Water Dive 2
     a. Simulated scuba emergency
     b. Minimum of 2 searching techniques
     c. Salvage and recovery of an object with a water weight of between 11 and 33 kg / 25 and 75 lbs
     d. Log dive

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