PADI Search and Recovery


Minimum age- 12 years old

Minimum certification – PADI Advanced Open Water / PADI Open Water with Navigation specialty or equivalent

Open Water Dives – 4

This course includes the PADI Search and Recovery Specialty eLearning and certification fees.


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PADI Search and Recovery

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. Learn about different search patterns and the test them out! Find out which search patterns work best for you and which one are most practical for the item your looking for. This specialty also gives you the opportunity to brush up on your navigation skills. Use a compass and natural navigation to help navigate the area and complete your search pattern.

Have a go a rigging a lift bag and trying some of the most common knots used in diving. These will help you to retrieve your object and bring it to the surface with success. You can find all the knots on the back of your Advanced Open Water slate.

During your course you will learn and practice:

  • Swimming search patterns using your compass and natural navigation.
  • Locating large and small objects using various search patterns.
  • Using a lift bag for large or heavy objects, plus other recovery methods.
  • Planning a search operation based on facts gathered about a lost object prior to the dive.

This course includes the PADI Search and Recovery Specialty eLearning and certification fees.

The PADI Search and Recovery Specialty pair perfectly with the PADI Rescue Diver course. Change out your object for a missing diver and put the information you have already learnt into practice!



Each participant is required to complete a medical questionnaire prior to starting any in-water activities. Unfortunately conditions such as epilepsy, pneumothorax, and lung conditions are not able to dive under any circumstances. For more information view the medical questionnaire or please contact us. 

Diving and altitude 

There must be a minimum of 24 hours between surfacing from a dive and ascending to altitude or flying. 

Refund and Cancellation policy

  • The Centre reserves the right to change dive sites without notice, due to weather, safety, or suitability on the day.

  •  Any missed dive once on board will not be refunded.

  • All divers must be medically fit to dive and if in doubt, have a yes on their medical form must obtain a GP approval. 

  • All divers must have dived within 12 months to book a boat/shore dive or day trip. If they have not dived within 12 months a refresher will be needed prior to booking. 

  • If a customer is late for the activity, then the activity will continue excluding them and no refund will be offered.

  • Course and activity fees cannot be refunded if the program is not completed due to the decision of the participant.

To see our full refund and cancellation policy please click here on continue reading.

Contact us on +357 26934271 or
email us at [email protected].


Minimum age

12 years old

Open water dives

4 dives


Advanced Open Water or equivalent


2 days