Search & Recovery


Search & Recovery SDC

Learn how to locate underwater objects and bring them to the surface.

Red Sea Hard Boat

As well as UK diving we also arrange holidays abroad.

UK Diving

Diving in the UK offers abundant marine life


We often dive the Farne Islands where we are greeted by friendly seals

Undersea Wonders

Red Sea? Barrier Reef? No, this photo was taken in Cornwall.

Tropical diving

The Red Sea offers warm and clear water

Hardboat dive

Farne Islands

UK Hard Boat dive

As well as our club's own dive RIB, we also charter large dive boats

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Want to learn effective search and safe recovery of underwater objects?

This  course teaches divers how to use the correct techniques and procedures required for search and recovery projects. It also provides practical experience of underwater search methods and the use of buoyancy to lift objects. Search and Recovery SDC covers DO4 in the Dive Leader syllabus and this element can be signed up after the course.

Entry requirement 
This course is open to BSAC Sports Divers or acceptable alternative.

What you’ll learn
The Search and Recovery course has a mix of classroom-based and practical lessons, teaching you about:
• the shotline and its uses
• search operations and techniques
• recovery operations and techniques

Learning materials
Your course pack includes all the learning materials you need for the course. The pack includes the Search and Recovery course manual and a Qualification Card application.