• SSI Open Water Instructor briefing his OWD students before confined water training
  • SSI Wreck Specialty Instructor teaching a dive of the Wreck Specialty Course
  • SSI Divemaster Instructor teaching supervision in open water to Divemaster candidates
  • SSI Advanced Open Water Instructor training Master Divers on using underwater Scooters
  • SSI Dive Control Specialist Instructor teaching confined water to SSI Open Water Diver Students

SSI Search & Recovery Specialty

"Finding treasure is something every diver thinks of more than once in his/her diving career."

SSI Search & Recovery Specialty Instructor

Whether it's the gold of a sunken ship, a lost ring or simply the your buddy's dive light accidently lost, there are times in which the appropriate training to search for lost objects underwater would be beneficial.

SSI offers a structured program for SEARCH AND RECOVERY where you will learn to perform different search patterns with the help of ropes and compasses, and to plan search and recovery operations in a team.

You will also learn the correct handling of one or more lifting bags in order to bring heavy objects securely to the surface.

Course Content:

  • Factors That Affect Your Search and Recovery Operation
  • Planning and Organizing Your Search and Recovery Operation
  • Your Search Techniques
  • Your Recovery Techniques

The primary goal of any SSI Specialty course is to teach you important skills in a fun environment. All courses are taught using home study, short academic sessions, and in-water training.

Combine other specialties while taking the SEARCH AND RECOVERY course! NIGHT/LIMITED VISIBILITY or NAVIGATION are great add ons. The possibilities are limitless!