Search and Recovery Specialty

Search & Recovery Specialty Course

Finding treasure is something every diver thinks of more than once in their diving career.

Whether it's the cold of a sunken ship, a lost ring or 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.

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Course Description:

Academics:

SSI 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

The SSI Training Materials and Online Training program are designed so that you can learn the academics at your own pace when it is convenient for you. You can complete the academics online when you sign up for SSI’s Online Training program, and then attend review sessions at your favorite SSI Dive Center.

Skills:

  • Factors that affect your search and recovery operations
  • Planning and organizing your search and recovery operation
  • Search techniques
  • Recovery techniques

Price: $149.00*

*Any 4 diving specialties plus 24 dives qualifies a diver as Advanced Open Water certified. We highly recommend the Navigation, Night, Limited Visibility, Wreck, and Deep diving specialties for Advanced Open Water. Additionally, we recommend doing the Deep and Wreck dives in Morehead City with one of our instructors (three student minimum). There is an additional $200.00 charge with this choice (Lodging and Charter boat charges not included).

Includes:

  • 1 night class
  • 1 day, 2 dives
  • cert card

Requirements:

Prerequisites

  • SSI Open Water Diver Certification or equivalent
  • Age Requirement:

Equipment Requirements

  • Standard dive equipment
  • Compass
  • Wreck reel
  • Lift bag
  • Slate

Paperwork: (click item to download and print)

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About SSI

Decades of experience have taught us that there are four requirements to serious diving and serious fun. There is a strong correlation between the quality of your training and the amount of fun you will have.

Proper Knowledge

There are certain diving skills that must be learned. With a professional teaching system, you can study the information at your own pace. An instructor is always available for assistance.

Proper Equipment

The most comfortable, convenient and enjoyable way to dive is with your own
set of properly-fitted equipment. As you become familiar with your equipment, your ability level increases. Annual servicing assures your equipment’s performance and minimizes malfunctions.

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Proper Skills

You must develop ability with basic scuba skills, such as moving in the water and equipment handling. The best way to learn is from a qualified instructor at a professional scuba school. Review and practice time reinforces the skills

Proper Experience

While education helps develop knowledge and skills, the key to becoming a comfortable and confident diver is simply to dive as much as possible. Your experience and ability increase as you seek out different diving locations, meet new friends, have new adventures and explore new worlds. That is why SSI’s motto is “Serious Diving, Serious Fun!”