Underwater Search and Recovery

Course Duration

2-3 days

Session Duration

2 to 3 hours


9AM, 12PM, 3PM (daily)


4 Dives

From: 1,300.00 AED

About the course

Our world-class trainers will teach you effective ways to look for lost objects, various methods of recovering small items, and how to properly deploy a lift bag for recovering objects that are too heavy to carry on your own.

Take This Course If You Want to

  • Recover lost items
  • Learn underwater search patterns
  • Improve your navigation skills

Learn How to

  • Find things underwater
  • Use a lift bag
  • Plan a search operation



be at least a PADI (Junior) Open Water Diver with a PADI Underwater Navigator certification

Total time commitment

2-3 days (dives must be completed over two days minimum)

Minimum age

12 years or older


Maximum 18 meters

How to Earn your Scuba Diving Certification

  • Step 1: PADI E-Learning
  • Step 2: 4 Dives

More Info

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Unlock the skills to retrieve lost treasures and provide valuable assistance with Nemo Diving Center's PADI Underwater Search and Recovery Specialty Course. This course empowers you to become a competent and effective underwater problem solver.

Guided by our expert PADI-certified instructors, you'll learn advanced techniques for locating and recovering items from the depths. From planning effective search patterns to using specialized tools, you'll gain practical knowledge to undertake successful underwater recovery missions.

This course is not only about retrieving objects; it's about developing problem-solving abilities and expanding your diving skill set. Whether you're a professional diver seeking specialized training or an enthusiast looking to enhance your abilities, the PADI Underwater Search and Recovery Specialty Course at Nemo Diving Center equips you with the confidence and expertise to navigate challenging underwater scenarios. Dive into a world of possibilities and be a resourceful diver with us.

  1. You will receive an email from PADI with E-learning you will need to create an account if you don't have to log in to your PADI account to access the course.
  2. From your Dashboard go to Student Details and Manage Your Courses.
  3. You can then decide to Start the eLearning yourself.
  4. Once you purchase your eLearning course, you can log in to your PADI account to access the course.
  5. From your Dashboard go to Student Details and Manage Your Courses.
  6. You can then decide to Start the eLearning yourself or ‘Share the course’.
  7. To share the course, simply click on ‘Share the Course’ and enter the email address of the recipient you wish to share the course with.
  8. The recipient will receive an email to create or log in to their PADI Account to start the course.

During four scuba sessions, you’ll practice:

  • Swimming search patterns with the aid of your compass and natural navigation
  • How to locate small and big objects using different search patterns
  • Proper use of a lift bag for large or heavy recovered objects and other recovery methods
  • How to plan a search operation using the information that you gathered about the lost item before the actual dive

In addition to the diving equipment needed for this course, we will provide you with a Search and Recovery Diver manual as reference material on the day of your scuba lesson. If you want to get the manual ahead of time, you can pick it up at the diving center any day. You will also gain access to your E-Learning modules, you must pass the e-Learning segment before the end of the course.

Comfortable swimming attire and footwear
Extra set of clothes

Scuba diving is an exciting and adventurous water sport that offers a chance to explore the beauty of the underwater world and its amazing marine life. The UAE, particularly Dubai, is one of the most popular destinations for scuba diving, attracting divers from all over the world. With its crystal clear waters and diverse marine life, scuba diving in Dubai offers a unique and unforgettable experience.

The cost of scuba diving in Dubai varies depending on the dive center you choose and the type of dive you opt for. On average, a single dive can cost anywhere from AED 200 to AED 500, with the average price for a single dive being around AED 350. This price usually includes all the necessary equipment, such as the dive tank, regulator, and wetsuit, as well as the services of a professional dive guide. At Nemo Diving Center, they offer a wide range of diving packages to suit every budget and experience level.

Diving in Dubai is an incredible experience, and the UAE is home to many dive sites teeming with amazing marine life including colorful soft and hard corals, sea turtles, stingrays, manta rays, moray eels, cuttlefish, octopus, nudibranchs, seahorses, and a plethora of fish species. It is also noted for its incredible dive wrecks that have become rich artificial reefs. These dive sites offer a unique and exciting diving experience, providing a chance to explore sunken ships and other structures that have become havens for marine life.

One of the most popular dive sites in Dubai is the Abu Dhabi Falcon Wreck, which is located just offshore from the city and offers a chance to explore a unique underwater world. At Nemo Diving Center, they offer dive trips to this amazing dive site, allowing divers to discover the incredible marine life that has made the wreck its home. They also offer a wide range of other dive sites to choose from, including shallow coral reefs, deep wrecks, and drift dives, providing something for every level of diver.

In conclusion, scuba diving in Dubai offers an unforgettable experience for all levels of diver. With its clear waters, diverse marine life, and incredible dive sites, Dubai is a must-visit destination for any scuba diver. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced diver, the team at Nemo Diving Center will ensure that you have an amazing time exploring the beauty of the underwater world.