The PADI Search and Recovery Specialty course will teach you effective ways to find objects underwater and bring them to the surface. Small, large or just awkward, there is a way to bring them up. Find lost items and lift them to the surface. It’s fun to use the lift bag.

The course includes 4 dives but if you have completed a S&R dive during your PADI Advanced Open Water course then this can be credited towards your Specialty – this means that you only have to complete 3 dives.

The PADI Search and Recovery course can be completed in 3 days. The course consist of two parts “1 day theory and 4 adventure dives.

Course StepsWhatWhereWhenTime
Theory1 Classroom SessionPDC ClassroomSunday, Monday or TuesdayMorning or Afternoon
Approximately 2 hours
Adventure Dives4 Sea DivesSealine BeachFriday & Saturday Morning
Approximately 5 hours
  • What You’ll Learn
    • Search and recovery dive planning, organization, procedures, techniques and how to deal with potential problems
    • How to locate large and small objects using search patterns
    • How to use a lift bag and other recovery methods
    • Limited visibility search techniques
    • Certification counts toward the PADI Master Scuba Diver rating.
standard course QAR 1,400 Theory & Shore Dives Book Online
VIP course QAR 2,300 Different sessions schedule dates (subject to minimum 2 participants) Book Online
Private course QAR 5,000 Totally private course (one to one) Book Online


PADI Search and Recovery Diver manual
Diving gear will be used during the entire course (BCD, Regulator set, weight belt and weights and air cylinders)
Required specialty equipment (i.e. lifting bag, reel)
Certification fee and PADI Search and Recovery Diver certificate card
Covered by our professional diving insurance
Soft drinks during the the dives
Underwater photography during the course


Basic gear (wetsuit, mask, snorkel, fins and boots) can be rented for extra fees.
Transportation To and from the dive site (can be arranged for extra fees).
Towel and breakfast