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SEARCH AND RECOVERY DIVER Lost And Found

Search and recoveryIt happens: 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 Search and Recovery Diver Specialty course is for you. There are effective ways to search for objects underwater that increase your chances of success. And there are good and better methods to bring up small, large or just awkward items. Search and recovery can be challenging, but a whole lot of fun.

 

Gathering information and resources, then carefully planning a search are the first important steps you learn. During four scuba dives you’ll 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.

You can take this course concurrently with the Underwater Navigator course taking place on the same dates. This course also counts to toward our Master Scuba Diver Challenge and could win you a free trip to the Bahamas.

 

Who Can Learn?

Students must meet the following prerequisites:

  • Be at least 12 years of age
  • Be certified the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver level (or equivalent)
  • Be able to answer No to all questions on the PADI/RSTC Medical History form, or secure a physician’s approval for diving prior to the start of the course

 

What is Involved?

This course involves self study, followed by a single classroom session, during which you will go over equipment and discuss upcoming dives and skills. This is followed by a weekend of open-water training dives.

 

Where Do You Learn?

Except as noted, classroom sessions take place either at our Willoughby or Fairview Park locations. Locally conducted open-water training dives generally take place at White Star Quarry.

 

When Can You Start?

Weeknight classroom sessions typically run from 6:00 until 9:00, followed by a weekend of open water training. Upcoming dates include:

Summer 2017 Dates Coming Soon

Please Note: While we make every effort to ensure that the information appearing on our website is accurate and up-to-date, it is your responsibility to call Just Add Water at least 24 hours in advance to confirm date, time and meeting place.

 

How Much Does It Cost?

The course fee is $202.75 per person and includes learning materials and certification processing. Students are responsible for transportation, lodging, meals, dive site admission, and must supply the items listed below.

 

What Equipment Will You Need?

Required Equipment: Students are also responsible for supplying the following:

  • Mask, snorkel, fins
  • Adequate exposure protection
  • One cylinder per dive, per day
  • Weight system, weights
  • Buoyancy Control Device (BCD)
  • Regulator/alternate air source
  • Dive computer or depth gauge and timer
  • Underwater compass
  • Primary and backup dive lights
  • Tank marker light
  • Audible surface signal
  • Surface signal (safety tube)
  • Cutting tool
  • Slate

Some items may be available for rental.

Proper equipment is essential for your safety & comfort while scuba diving. While we do have an extensive rental department and can lend you most required diving equipment, please be aware that you will be required to supply your own set of scuba appropriate, mask, fins and snorkel (we do not rent these items.) If you do not already own these items, please stop by Just Add Water to be educated on the different styles and what will work best for your diving habits. Being professionally fitted, (especially for your scuba mask) is essential. Your comfort and safety are of upmost importance to us at Just Add Water. We will do everything we can to make sure you are comfortable in your gear and enjoying your scuba experiences to the fullest.

 

How Do You Sign Up?

Just call or visit either Just Add Water location.

 

Need Forms?

Vist our Downloads page to access any waiver, medical and other forms you may need for upcoming Just Add Water scuba courses or experiences.