PADI Search and Recovery Specialty


On the PADI Search and recovery course you learn to make search patterns for different sea conditions and different areas. PADI Search and Recovery

The next time someone loses an item underwater, you can be the hero that finds the missing object.


In the PADI Search and Recovery course, you’ll learn how to find objects that have been lost underwater. You’ll practice different types of search patterns from expanding squares to the jack stay. You will learn how to rig a lift bag and take an object to the surface.



The PADI search and recoveryspecialty course comes with PADI eLearning so you can complete the knowledge section online in your own time before you turn up for the in water training. eLearning time commitment: 2-4 hours.


You will be using lots of equipment on this course such as compasses, SMB’s, lines, reels and lift bags

Dive Trips

We run our dive/courses trips from our 12 metre speedboats: Start time 9am finish 2.30pm.

The Pattaya coral sites offer pufferfish, large hawkbill turtles and the tropical reef angelfish, butterfly fish, blue spotted rays as well as loads more marine life.

Some of the search patterns like the circular rope pattern are made on sandy bottoms, where you see gobies and shrimps working together plus large sand rays which can spook you as they fly up from the bottom where they hide in the sand.


Price for PADI Enriched air specialty 11,500B (two days – four dives)

We do group discounts, let us know how many people and give us an email for the price.

Includes Speedboat trips, Pro Instruction, rental equipment, four dives, PADI search and recovery elearning/certification, lunch/snacks/drinks.

This Specialty combines well with the PADI Enriched air specialty where you can do the PADI search and recovery course on Nitrox and get 2 specialties that can go towards the Master Scuba Diving rating.

The best way to do the Enriched air specialty is to combine the dives with another specialty, you will get more dives, save money and collect the extra specialty rating.