It happens: People accidentally drop things from docks, off boats or even while scuba diving. If you’ve ever lost something in the water and wanted to go find it, then the PADI Search and Recovery Diver Specialty course is for you. There are effective ways to search for objects underwater that increase your chances of success. And there are good and better methods to bring up small, large or just awkward items. Search and recovery can be challenging, but a whole lot of fun.

Available Course Dates


Course Prerequisite

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    Minimum Age

    You must be 12 years old as at enrolment.

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    Skills Requirement

    You should be certified as either PADI (Junior) Advanced Open Water Diver, PADI (Junior) Open Water Diver with a PADI Underwater Navigator certification or equivalent certification with other agencies. You may need to show proof of dive logs upon request.

What Will You Learn?

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    The Experience

    Gathering information and resources, then carefully planning a search are the first important steps you learn. During four scuba dives you will practice:

    1. Swimming search patterns using your compass and natural navigation
    2. Locating large and small objects using various search patterns
    3. Using a lift bag for large or heavy objects, plus other recovery methods
    4. Planning a search operation based on facts gathered about a lost object prior to the dive

Study Options

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    Make an appointment with us to drop by at Sunny Cove to collect your PADI Deep Diver material. Once you are done going through, you will need to schedule an appointment with your instructor to review the key points.

Course Package

Tioman (3D/2N)


  • Knowledge Development Session
  • Confined Pool Session
  • Quad Sharing Accommodation
  • All Meals at Resort
  • Rental of Diving Equipment
  • Round Trip Transfer
  • Certification Fees
  • Up to 5 Guided Dives
  • PADI Open Water Manual
  • Dive Logbook
  • Marine Conservation Fee (RM25)
  • Travel Insurance
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Bali (4D/3N)

S$ 729

  • Knowledge Development Session
  • Confined Pool Session
  • Twin Sharing Accommodation
  • Daily Breakfast & Lunch
  • Rental of Diving Equipment
  • Round Trip Transfer
  • Certification Fees
  • Up to 5 Guided Dives
  • PADI Open Water Manual
  • Dive Logbook
  • Air Ticket & Prevailing Taxes
  • Travel Insurance
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How To Sign Up?

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    Select a convenient date from the course schedule

    You can browse through our list of available course dates on our dive schedule or at each respective courses. Courses with availabilities within the next 2 months will be shown. For courses out of the period, please contact us to check and reserve a spot. After selecting the course date to sign up, you will need to fill up all information before making a deposit for your course.

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    We will be contacting you shortly

    Upon receipt of your reservation, we will contact you via email with the registration forms to be filled up. We will also confirm your preference for mode of study and dates for confined pool training. If you need any special arrangement, please do not hesitate to inform us.

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    We will send you a reminder nearer to your course date

    You will be receiving an email from us to remind you of the date and time of each session and what to bring closer to the course date. Please inform us in advance if there is a need to change the session. A nominal fee may be levied for last minute changes.

You Can Have Confidence Booking A Dive Trip With Us! All Transfers, Accommodation, Itinerary and Necessary Bookings Made Through Our Travel Partner, Travel Bugz (TA-xxxx).

Travel Bugz LLP is an accredited Travel Agency with Singapore Tourism Board.

Sample Itinerary (Malaysia)

1830Hrs – Gather for departure and checking of equipment
1900Hrs – Depart for Custom Checkpoint
2130Hrs – Short break
2330Hrs – Arrival at Mersing Ferry Terminal, Malaysia
0000Hrs – Departure via fast ferry to Pulau Tioman

0130Hrs – Arrival at Pulau Tioman
0140Hrs – Check in at Resort
0900Hrs – Breakfast at Resort
1000Hrs – Dive No. 1
1200Hrs – Lunch at Resort
1400Hrs – Dive No. 2
1600Hrs – Dive No. 3
1800Hrs – Dinner at Resort/Night Dive
2000Hrs – Logging dives and debriefing

0730Hrs – Breakfast at Resort
0830Hrs – Dive No. 5
1000Hrs – Dive No. 6
1200Hrs – Lunch at Resort
1400Hrs – Depart Pulau Tioman for Mersing Ferry Terminal
1530Hrs – Depart Mersing Ferry Terminal for Singapore
2000Hrs – Arrived in Singapore

Frequent Asked Questions

Absolutely no! We don’t like last minute negative surprises hence we won’t spring any on you too.
Sure! We will do our best to make special arrangement for you subject to availability at the destination resort.

However, in most cases, there will be a surcharge if you are requesting for a room to yourself. Please check with us on the charges.

You don’t have to. We will arrange another diver embarking on the same course to be your buddy. In the unlikely event that you are the odd one out, your dive buddy will be your trusty Instructor or Divemaster.
You are recommended to start as early as possible. You will need to go through a theory session prior to the confined pool hence the sooner you start, the earlier you can get into the water!
Rest assure that there are many options available for green lovers at the resort. Just let us know in advance so we can arrange the meals for you.
We adhere to a 5 students to 1 instructor ratio. In the event that we have extra students, we will at our discretion increase another dive professional assisting the group.