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 IANTD 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.
IANTD) Advanced Open Water Divers who are at least 12 years old can enroll in the Search and Recover Diver course. IANTD(Junior) Open Water Divers with a IANTD Underwater Navigator certification also qualify.
Gathering information and resources, then carefully planning a search are the first important steps you learn. During four scuba dives you’ll practice:
- Swimming search patterns using your compass and natural navigation.
- Locating large and small objects using various search patterns.
- Using a lift bag for large or heavy objects, plus other recovery methods.
- Planning a search operation based on facts gathered about a lost object prior to the dive.
You may be able to get college credit for the Search and Recovery course – ask your instructor.
Also, the first dive of this IANTD Specialty Diver course may credit as an Adventure Dive toward your Advanced Open Water Diver certification – ask your instructor about earning credit.
Visit your local IANTD Dive Center or Facility to enroll in the course and get a IANTD Search and Recovery Crew-Pak that includes your manual and video. By studying before class, you’ll be better prepared to start practicing your search and recovery skills when you meet with your instructor.
Besides your basic scuba equipment, you’ll need a compass and underwater slate. Your IANTD Instructor or local dive center staff may suggest other gear that may help with your searches, such as a dive light, marker buoys, lines and reels.
Stop looking and earn your next certification:
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Simple Return Policy
Port Deco Divers will gladly refund the purchase price or exchange items purchased from us that do not meet your expectations. Simply present your return in new condition, along with your receipt within thirty days of purchase, and we’ll provide you with a full refund.
To return/exchange items purchased online:
1. Print & fill out our Return & Exchange Form
2. Pack the products you are returning (in the original packaging if possible) and include your printed Return & Exchange Form
3. Ship returns/exchanges to:
Port Deco Divers
110 S.Wisconsin St #1
Port Washington Wi, 53074
Customers are responsible for the cost of return shipping for returned/exchanged items; exceptions to this policy are manufacturer’s defects, damaged products, or errors made by Port Deco Divers.
To exchange an online order item for a different size:
1. Place a new order for the correct size that you need
2. Call or email us with the new order; we will refund the original order for the incorrect sized item so you will not incur double-charges
3. You will be sent a shipping label to return the wrong-sized item
To return/exchange items in-store, simply bring your items to our location along with your original receipt within 30 days of purchase.
We accept returns and exchanges, and also via delivery to our store. Please call 262-268-8400 to check availability for all exchanges sent to our store. All refunds will be made to the original source of payment. Refund checks will take 15-30 days to process.
Exclusions: Scuba cylinders, gift cards, classes and items in used condition, and shipping charges cannot be refunded. A restocking fee may apply to special ordered products, camera equipment, and other select items.
We encourage the use of insured and verifiable shipping methods for all packages being returned.