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SDI Scuba Training Europe

SDI Search & Recovery Diver

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

  • The certified diver looking for more information to maximise the use of search and recovery for scuba diving
  • SDI Open Water Scuba Diver, SDI Junior Open Water Diver, or equivalent
  • Minimum age 18, 15 with parental consent

The SDI Search and Recovery Diver Course takes an in-depth look at all of the following and more:

  • Navigation
  • Natural navigation
  • Limited visibility diving
  • Search techniques
  • Salvage techniques

Some of the required skills you will have to demonstrate include:

  • Review compass techniques
  • Review search techniques
  • Practice and perform different search patterns
  • Review lifting techniques
  • Recover an object from depth
  • Salvage and recovery of an object with a water weight of between 11 and 33 kg/25 and 75 lbs
  • Simulate scuba emergency using a minimum of 2 searching techniques
  • Log dives

Upon successful completion of this course, graduates may engage in diving activities without direct supervision of the SDI Instructor* so long as the following limits are adhered to:

  • The diving activities approximate those of training
  • The areas of activities approximate those of training
  • Environmental conditions approximate those of training

Also, the SDI Search and Recovery Diver certification counts towards a single specialty rating to achieve the SDI Advanced Diver Development program.

  • Complete all open water requirements efficiently
  • Demonstrate mature and sound judgment concerning dive planning and execution

Further information from SDI on this course;

Course Overview

Course Standards

What’s included in the course fee?

  • Cylinders & Air fills
  • All supervision/training
  • eLearning when available

What’s not included in the course fee?

  • Additional manuals
  • Additional or remediation dives
  • Additional kit hire

View our current price list here.

If you require further information or wish to book your next course please get in touch.