MSDT Program

The PADI Search and Recovery course is designed to acquaint the diver with the techniques and applications of search and recovery methods.



PADI Advanced Open Water Diver or equivalent rating.

Minimum Age


Class Description

Classroom Lectures will cover:

  • Planning
  • Procedures
  • Techniques
  • Problems and hazards of Search and Recovery
  • Organization
  • Navigation
  • Limited visibility diving
  • Object location
  • Salvage methods

Training includes 4 Open Water dives

Equipment Requirements
  • Full SCUBA including submersible pressure gauge and an alternate air source
  • Dive light – Primary
  • Dive light – Back up
  • Compass
  • Dive knife
  • Whistle
  • Personal marker light
  • Depth gauge
  • Bottom timer
  • PADI Search and Recovery Manual
Before Class:
  • Students should read and answer the questions in the PADI Search and Recovery manual before the first class meeting.
  • Complete the PADI Medical Form prior to first day of class.

$245.00 includes one full day charter.

Click here for training schedule.

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