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Search & Recovery

Regardless of the underwater objects being sought out and looking to be recovered, having the appropriate skills to find and bring back objects under the water are beneficial to any diver. Whether it’s treasure caught in a shipwreck, jewelry that has fallen to the ocean floor, or your equipment that was left behind, there are times this skill is called upon. At Waterworld we offer a structured program for Search and Recovery. In this course you will learn how to perform different search patterns with the use of ropes and compasses. You will also learn how to plan a search and recovery operation in a team environment.

Recovering heavy objects once found can be a challenge all in its own. For this you will learn the skills of correctly handling one or more lifting bags in order to bring heavy objects securely to back to the surface of the water.

Search & Recovery Course Contents Include:


  • Factors That Can Affect Your Search & Recovery Operation
  • How to Plan and Organize Your Search & Recovery Operation
  • Search Techniques
  • Recovery Techniques

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The primary goal of any SSI Specialty course of study is to teach you important skills in a fun environment. All courses are taught using home study, short academic sessions and in-water training. If you want to learn more about Deep Diving, you can buy the manual or the DVD at Waterworld, even if you don’t want to sign up for the course.

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Open Monday thru Friday 9am to 6pm

Saturday 8am - 4pm (evening classes/pool still available)

Sundays - 9am - 11:30am (classes/pool are available)


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