PADI Search and Recovery Diver

The PADI Search and Recovery Diver Course with ACADEMY OF SCUBA

Become a human underwater compass and locate valuable objects that have been lost for ages!

Have you lost anything underwater that you wish you knew how to find in Melbournes conditions? Have you tied yourself up in your SMB and shot yourself to the surface with your buoy? Are you keen to get involved in diving activities such as archaeological surveys, scientific research and salvage? 

The PADI Search & Recovery course is one of the must dive courses for that. Improve your underwater navigation by booking now. 

Cost And Duration


The PADI Search and Recovery Diver Course runs over 2 days.

    Important Notes

    You must...

    • Be 12 years old and Open Water certified (or Junior OW)
    • Diving Medical- subject to medical questionnaire. Liability release, safe diving practices statement of understanding need to be filled out. 
    • Medical pre-requisites: A full dive medical must be obtained prior to starting this training. (For a list of diving doctors please go to

    About The Course

    Course Content

    • Home study
    • Evening of theory 
    • 3 Shores dives
    • 2 Boat dives

    You will 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.
    • Safely enter and exit the water.
    • Stow your gear in the most appropriate areas.
    • Use surface lines to initiate or conclude your dives.
    • Locate basic boat safety equipment.

    Equipment Required

    We  require all of our students to obtain quality snorkelling equipment, a knife, torch, slate, SMB and Reel.

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