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Search & Recovery


This item is not available for purchase online. Please call 707 586-0272 to order.
There are times when you just need to find and recover something, whether it's pirate treasure or your buddy's weight belt, having the right skills to do the job will make it easier and safer. The Search and Recovery course consists of learning about search patterns, use of ropes and compasses, using lift bags, and running a team of divers to lift a heavy object off the bottom. You will earn the SSI Search & Recovery Specialty certification after completing this program.

To complete your Search & Recovery Specialty, purchase the course through our online shop or call Sonoma Coast Divers. Then complete the Search & Recovery digital coursework and finally call the shop to schedule your certification dives. 

*SCUBA equipment is not included


Minimum Age: 12
Certification Prerequisites: Open Water Diver
Academic Sessions: Online learning
Pool/Confined Water Sessions:   1 mandatory before open water dives
Open Water Dives: 2