About The Course:
The Search & Recovery Course is designed for divers looking to expand their navigation skills both with a compass and line navigation. These techniques are optimal for search & recovery procedures. Six specific search techniques will be discussed and practiced to always have the best search to use in any situation. Recovery tools will also be reviewed including proper line handling techniques and how to choose the right reel for the job. Lift bags are the general tool of the trade to bring objects to the surface that are too heavy to safely lift on your own. We have a large assortment of lift bags to discuss selection attachment and lifting techniques. For the final evaluation you will perform the different searches in the water as you navigate between different checkpoints until you find the last item that will need to be lifted to the surface using the lift bag techniques discussed in class.
Search and Recovery can usually be done in a single day with classroom and in morning at the shop and the dives later in the day. To find out more about the online signup process click around the tabs to find out more. Remember, if you get stumped or if you have questions that aren't answered by the website you can always call (617) 277-2216 or shoot us an email at Brookline@ecdivers.com and we'll do our best to help!
Note- All the paper work you'll need, along with a what to do before class checklist is located in the corresponding tab
The Search and Recovery course often runs in conjunction with the Advanced Navigation course. If you would like to take the two classes together you can sign up for the Advanced Navigation course as well.
The Class will take place at the Shop in Brookline (213 Boylston Street) and the open water session will be dependent on weather. A couple of the popular ones can be found in the directions tab above.
Can't make any of the scheduled courses?! You're in luck! We offer private courses! So grab a friend or two and sign up for a private to complete the training on your own schedule!
|1 person: $260 total- $260 per person||3 People: $600 total - $200 per person|
|2 People: $460 total - $230 per person||4 People: $640 total - $160 per person|
Much of the process is the same as normal classes, you'll pay in advance and fill out much of the same paperwork. We have made a slightly modified form which you can find below. You'll be emailed the password for this form as soon as you purchase the class!
You'll be doing all of your scheduling through Kim. She will be in contact as soon as you sign up for class to help schedule a session. If you have any questions before signing up feel free to send Kim an email directly at Kim@ecdivers.com
The search and recovery course has an in water portion that requires a full set of gear. If you have your own gear then you should make plans to carry all of that gear along with you. If you need to rent any gear from us you can do that below! For anything else check out the our rental page
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- One class session.
- One day of diving performing search procedures and object recovery.
- Internationally trained / certified instructor
- Agency approved on-line course work.
- Performance of skills such as line handling techniques, multiple search procedures, Proper lift bag deployment as well as all the other essential safety information and more.