Search and Recovery Diver – 4 Dives
The PADI Search and Recovery Specialty course is a great course to learn. Losing dive touches or dive knife are one of few things divers lose. This course will help you retrieve lost items ether overboard or while your diving.
Have you ever dropped or lost anything in the water. The PADI Search and Recovery course is designed to help you find the lost item easier. Your PADI Instructor will teach you effective ways to search for objects underwater increasing your chances of success.
It happens: People accidentally drop things from docks, from boats or even while scuba diving. If you’ve ever lost something in the water and wanted to go find it, then the PADI 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 practise:
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.
Your Instructor will also show you how to tie different knots commonly use in scuba.
The bowline is one of the easiest knots to learn, and it’s useful when it comes to securing a line around a fixed point or ring or to create a loop at the end of a line. It can take a bit of practice to master and there are also a few ways to tie it. One of the best things about a bowline is that it cannot be undone when there is a load on the end of it, but it can be easily untied once the load is removed. Secured properly, it is a very strong knot for various purposes. There is also the figure of 8, Sheet bend, Square knot and the double half hitch.
Besides your basic scuba equipment, you’ll need a compass and underwater slate.
PADI (Junior) Advanced Open Water Divers who are at least 12 years old can enrol in the Search and Recover Diver course. PADI (Junior) Open Water Divers with a PADI Underwater Navigator certification also qualify.
Pick up from your hotel 7 am for transfer to the pier where a light breakfast is provided. The speed boat leaves 8 am and arrives at the dive site at 9 am. Lunch is served after the first dive, then after 1-hour surface interval, we have the second dive. We arrive back to the pier in Koh Samui 1:30 pm.
Second Day pick from your hotel 7 am for transfer to the pier, light breakfast is provided and we leave 8 am. Arrive 9:30 pm and after your dives, we arrive back to Koh Samui 3:30 pm.
Included in the price
This includes all your Padi materials required
4 Training Scuba Dives
Maximum 3 to 1 PADI instructor
The cost of the course only 11,000 Thai Baht per person.