Search & Recovery

Search & Recovery

Become a certified search and recovery diver

With SSI’s Search and Recovery program, you will discover the different methods and schedules for search dives and object retrieval. Whether small or medium sized objects you learn to find and reassemble them with the help of specific equipment such as parachutes lift.

At the end of this program, you will obtain the certification of Specialty Search and Recovery SSI.



In this fascinating program, you will learn all the skills you need to safely and confidently conduct search and recovery dives. You will be taught how to use search patterns, specialized dive plans and equipment such as lift bags, lines and reels. By developing your search and communication techniques and practicing searches in a dive team, you will become a confident search and rescue diver in no time. Upon completion, you will earn the SSI Search & Recovery specialty certification.
Minimum Age
Amount of Academic Sessions
Amount of Pool /
Confined Water Sessions
Amount of Open Water Sessions
30 m / 100 ft
Maximum Training Depth
Suggested duration (h)

Uncover hidden treasures

Here are the benefits you can expect from attending this training program:
  • Learn proper underwater search patterns and recovery techniques.
  • Plan and execute a safe search and recovery operation.
  • Gain the knowledge to judge water conditions and risks and learn what equipment is required to conduct an effective search and recovery operation.

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