SDI Search and Recovery Diver

£175.00

This specialty is designed to acquaint the diver with special skills and techniques necessary to successfully plan, execute and evaluate a search and recovery dive.

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Description

This specialty is designed to acquaint the diver with special skills and techniques necessary to successfully plan, execute and evaluate a search and recovery dive.

Who this course is for:
The certified diver looking for more information to maximise the use of search and recovery for scuba diving
Course prerequisites:
SDI Open Water Scuba Diver, SDI Junior Open Water Diver, or equivalent
Minimum age 18, 15 with parental consent
What you can expect to learn:
The SDI Search and Recovery Diver Course takes an in-depth look at all of the following and more:

Navigation
Compass use
Estimating distances
Natural navigation
Limited visibility diving
Factors affecting visibility
Hazards of limited visibility
Techniques of diving
Search techniques
Shotgun
Circular search
Grid search SDI Instructor Manual
Current (overlap) search
Signals for search diving
Salvage techniques
Depth considerations
Lift bags
Lifting drums
Necessary qualities of lifting devices
Knots and rigging
Fill techniques
Mud/silt suction considerations
Some of the required skills you will have to demonstrate include:

Review compass techniques
Review search techniques
Practice and perform different search patterns
Review lifting techniques
Recover an object from depth
Salvage and recovery of an object with a water weight of between 11 and 33 kg/25 and 75 lbs
Simulate scuba emergency using a minimum of 2 searching techniques
Log dives
What’s in it for you?
Upon successful completion of this course, graduates may engage in diving activities without direct supervision of the SDI Instructor* so long as the following limits are adhered to:

The diving activities approximate those of training
The areas of activities approximate those of training
Environmental conditions approximate those of training
Also, the SDI Search and Recovery Diver certification counts towards a single specialty rating to achieve the SDI Advanced Diver Development Program.

SDI Search and Recovery Diver minimum requirements:
Complete all open water requirements efficiently
Demonstrate mature and sound judgement concerning dive planning and execution