PADI Search and Recovery Speciality


In the Padi Search and Recovery course, you’ll learn about search patterns, how to find lost objects underwater, and also how to use a lift bag to lift the object to the surface.

Finding items underwater can be challenging. You need to gather information, organise a search and choose which search pattern best suits the environment.
Start by doing your E-learning in the comfort of your home, then join your instructor at the dive site for the four dives over two days.

It’s a fun course, and a firm favourite amongst our divers. All the equipment necessary for the course can be supplied by Oxford Dive Centre.

Fewer than two percent of divers ever achieve this elite rating.


Prerequisites & Requirements

  • Minimum age 12 years

Course Prerequisites

  • Junior Advanced Open water Diver, or Junior Open water Diver with Underwater Navigation Certification and above

The first dive of the Search and Recovery Speciality course may count towards your Padi Advanced (Junior) certification

Every Speciality certification you complete brings you one step closer to becoming a Padi Master Scuba Diver.