Search and Recovery Specialty Course

Find a new kind of adventure...

sc rec"Finding treasure is something every diver thinks of more than once in his/her diving career." Whether it's the gold of a sunken ship, a lost ring or simply your buddy's dive light that was accidentally lost, there are times in which the appropriate training to search for lost objects underwater would be beneficial.

Guardian Scuba offers a structured program for SEARCH AND RECOVERY where you will learn to perform different search patterns with the help of ropes and compasses, and to plan search and recovery operations in a team.

You will also learn the correct handling of one or more lifting bags in order to bring heavy objects securely to the surface.

If you want to learn more about SEARCH AND RECOVERY, you can buy the manual or the DVD even if you don't want to sign up for the course.

REC manualCourse Content:

Factors That Affect Your Search and Recovery Operation
Planning and Organizing Your Search and Recovery Operation
Your Search Techniques
Your Recovery Techniques
The primary goal of any SSI Specialty course is to teach you important skills in a fun environment. All courses are taught using home study, short academic sessions, and in-water training.


Guardian Scuba offers regularly scheduled Search and Recovery Courses that consist of your home study material, 1-2 hour academic session and 2 Search and Recovery Skill Dives. This class is usually conducted with an evening academic session followed by 2 local dives using lines and reels, compass and lift bags.

Cost: $199

The cost includes all course materials, search equipment, instruction, tanks, air, weights and certification card. Not included: dive gear. Regulators, Dive Computers and Buoyancy Compensators are available for rent. Mask, Fins, Snorkel and Wetsuit (optional) must be provided by each diver.