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Course Price $289.95 Includes:

  • Training Manual
  • Transportation
  • Scuba Equipment
  • 1 Evening Class/Pool Session
  • 4 Ocean Dives (2 Days)

Students are required to provide their own personal gear (mask, snorkel, fins, boots, & gloves) all of which can be rented for $30 for the entire course.

The water here can get quite chilly, which is why most of us dive in a drysuit year round! It is possible to dive in a wetsuit from June – September, but a drysuit is still highly recommended.

If you haven’t dove in a drysuit before, you will need to complete the drysuit orientation. You will do some additional pool training which will teach you how to use a drysuit in a confined water setting, and how to handle the changes in buoyancy. You will then get to use the drysuit for your ocean dives.

Drysuit Rental – $75 (If you’ve already completed the pool orientation)

Drysuit Upgrade – $99.95 (Includes additional pool training, and drysuit rental for all 5 of your ocean dives)

Should you decide to upgrade to the full PADI Drysuit Specialty later on, you would just pay an additional $199.95, and come out for two more ocean dives.

Must be 15 years of age or older.

PADI Advanced Diver Certification (or equivalent)

Must be able to complete a medical questionnaire, and obtain medical clearance if necessary. Click here to download the PADI Medical Questionnaire. (A list of physicians considered knowledgeable and competent in diving medicine for the purposes of the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation on WORK SAFE BC >>).

Something come up and need to postpone your course? No problem! We ask that you give us 1 week notice, as we do fill up quickly so we’d like to have time to fill your spot.

Unfortunately we do not offer refunds, but we would be happy to move you to a different date or offer you a credit towards a future trip or course.

PADI Search & Recovery Specialty

Have you ever dropped something in the water?

Are you looking for lost “treasure”? The PADI Search & Recovery Diver 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 it up.

Not only are the skills you learn fun, but very practical and ultimately useful because eventually, you’ll lose something in the water. As a Search and Recovery Diver, you’ll know how to search for and recover it.

 

What You Will 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