This programme provides the skills and knowledge necessary to safely plan and perform search and recovery dives. You will learn about search patterns, specialised dive plans, underwater communication, and how to retrieve small to medium sized objects using specific equipment such as lift balloons.
Whether it’s gold from an old Spanish galleon, a lost ring, or a bag of fishing gear dropped by a friend in the lake, in some cases it would have been great to have the training to hunt for treasure. SSI offers a structured search and recovery program where you will learn to perform different search patterns with the help of ropes or compasses, and to plan group search and recovery operations.
You will also learn the correct handling of one or more lift balloons to raise heavy objects safely to the surface. If you want to learn more about the search and recovery speciality, you only have to enrol in the course.
Content of the Search & Recovery Course:
- Factors Affecting a Search and Recovery Operation
- Planning and organising a search and recovery operation
- Search techniques
- Recovery techniques
The main objective of any SSI Speciality course is to teach you the most important techniques in a fun environment. All courses are taught with theoretical classes and training in the water.
- Minimum age 15 years
- Certified Open Water Diver
- Diving Medical Certificate less than 12 months old
- 2 dives