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Peak Performance Buoyancy Specialty Course
One of the most gratifying experiences in diving is setting out to find a lost object, and succeeding. In this Search and Recovery course you will learn a variety of search patterns and techniques to better help you in finding lost objects.
Many factors can affect the success or failure of any search and recovery conducted underwater. Those of particular importance are surface conditions, underwater visibility, depth, bottom topography, bottom composition, vegetation, accessibility, surge, tides, currents, accuracy of bearings, water temperature, pollution, and obstacles or hazards. The size, weight, and dimensions of the object to recover also play a huge role. The search and recovery dive team cannot control these factors. There is, in fact, one aspect of an underwater search and recovery that can be controlled – organization. The other factors must be considered when the team plans a search and recovery, altering how they search and the recovery methods to accommodate them. Thus, the goal of this course is to teach student divers a systematic, methodical approach to the search and recovery of submerged objects. Student divers will develop the techniques involved in locating and retrieving lost articles, large and small, within recreational limits and while avoiding disturbing delicate marine life. The mechanics of the search are truly an art; while the principles applied to the operation are firmly grounded in science.
Dive requirement: 4 Boat Dives over 2 daysCost: $350 US per diver
Multi-Diver Discount: two or more divers joining together will get a 10% multi-diver discount off the cost of the course: $315 US per diver.
Prerequisites: 12 years of age and must hold a PADI Open Water Certification or the equivilent from another recognized training agency.
Please email us you schedule of dates you would be available to dive in Tulum. This course is not on schedule everyday, but if you let us know when you will be here we will do our best to get one scheduled for you.