Search & Recovery Specialty

This specialty is designed to acquaint the diver with special skills and techniques necessary to successfully plan, execute and evaluate a search and recovery dive.

Its harder than you think! Have you watched the movie and want to recover your own pirate treasure* then this course is for you!

If you are interested in conducting safe light salvage operations or trying to locate that lost i-phone you can join our Search & Recover course. You must be at least 18 (15 with parental consent) and have an SDI or NAUI Scuba Diver certification or the equivalent.

You will learn more about underwater navigation, limited visibility diving, search techniques for both small and large areas and a variety of salvage techniques.


*Please note that there are very strict Federal, State and other regulations regarding pirate treasure (or any other marine salvage) including a 50% commission to your local dive shop.

As long as you are 18 years or older (12 with parental consent) and in good physical condition, you can enroll in a Diver’s World Specialty course. You will also need to hold a NAUI or SDI Scuba Diver certification.

Click here to review our Medical History Questionnaire. Your safety is the most important thing to us: You may be asked to review your health with your family doctor just to be sure.

Your class fee will cover the costs of class, training materials, your Instructors and Dive Master, and Search & Recovery Specialty certification.

Student Provides

Students shall furnish and be responsible for the care and maintenance of their own diving equipment. You will need to have, or rent, all of the redundancy equipment required for the training dives.  The instructor shall initially assist the student in checking all student gear to ensure it is adequate and in proper working order.

100% Internet Price Matching*: Remember, if you find a lower price for the exact same item, we will match it!


*Some restriction apply. See store for details.

A minimum of two open water dives with your instructor  are required.

You will need to provide your own transportation, rental equipment, environmental suit and accommodations. Rental equipment is available through Diver’s World. Many of our local dives are within a couple of hours drive (or right here in our own Lake Erie or Presque Isle Bay) and classmates frequently arrange for travel together.

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