Search & Recovery Course

Scuba Diving Courses Phuket

PADI Search and Recovery Specialty Course Phuket

Course Duration Two Days
Availability Every day
Minimum Age 12 years old
Certification Level Needed Open Water Diver
Instruction Private

Course Outline

Ever dropped something valuable during a dive and not been able to find it? Ever fancied searching for "buried" treasure around your local reefs. Then try out Search and Recovery. As well as practicing a large variety of search patterns you'll also learn how to tie different types of knots and recover large objects from the bottom with the use of a lift bag. Your best chance to discover something new!

Steps Action
One Before the course, read the PADI Search and Recovery specialty manual and complete some questionnaires.
Two Discuss the questionnaires with your dive instructor and practice any skills above water that you may need for the specialty dives.
Three Complete four to six dives in Phuket over two days using the new skills you have learnt including finding lost items and bringing them to the surface.

Private Instruction

To enable us to give you the safest and best diving experience, we only offer private tuition for all our diving courses in Phuket. Read about how this benefits you here.

Online Booking Discounts

Online booking discounts of between 5% and 20% are available on all course prices depending on the number of students. Terms and conditions apply.

Divers + Snorkellers

Certified divers and snorkellers are welcome to join on the trips too. Certified divers can receive a 10% discount off the standard trip price if diving with the student(s). Full trip price list here.

Course Package Choices

Bronze Silver Gold Platinum
4 Dives 4 Dives 5 Dives 6 Dives
Kata Beach Racha Yai Racha Noi + Yai Racha Noi + Phi Phi
Private Instructor
Private Instructor
PADI Search & Recovery Manual
PADI Search & Recovery Manual
  Certification Costs
Certification Costs
  Dive Insurance
Dive Insurance
  Scuba Equipment
Scuba Equipment
  Hotel Transfers*
Hotel Transfers*
  Breakfast + Lunch on Trips
Breakfast + Lunch on Trips
  Tea + Coffee + Water
Tea + Coffee + Water
  Phi Phi Park Fees
Phi Phi Park Fees

*Free transfers are included for all boat trips. Transfers to/from hotels are from the following towns: Chalong, Kamala, Kata, Karon, Patong, Rawai. Transfers are also available from other areas around Phuket for a small surcharge. Prices are available on request. Complimentary transfers are not included for Bronze package.

Course Prices

Bronze Silver Gold Platinum
4 Beach Dives 4 Boat Dives 5 Boat Dives 6 Boat Dives
Was 10,900 baht
Was 13,800 baht
Was 14,800 baht
Was 15,800 baht

**Special Online Prices Below**

One Student
One Student 9,810 baht each 12,420 baht each 13,320 baht each 14,220 baht each*
  Two Students
Two Students 9,265 baht each 11,730 baht each 12,580 baht each 13,430 baht each*
  Three Students
Three+ Students 8,720 baht each 11,040 baht each 11,840 baht each 12,640 baht each*

Scuba Equipment Rental

Please note that equipment rental is NOT included in the price for our PADI specialty courses in Phuket. The items below are available for rent (must be pre-ordered). Dive computers are compulsory for all of our dive courses.

Item Price
Full Equipment Set (BCD, Regulator, Wetsuit, Fins, Mask) 500 baht per trip
Full Equipment Set + dive computer 650 baht per trip
HD Action CAM 800 baht per trip
Digital Underwater Camera 1,000 baht per trip
Nitrox (approx. 32%) 200 baht per tank
15 litre tank On request

Individual scuba items such as BCD are also available for rent. Price on request.

Phi Phi Park Fees

To help with the costs of reef protection and regeneration schemes, the Thai government has introduced a national park entry fee for all visitors to Phi Phi islands of 600 baht per diver per day and 400 baht per non-diver per day. This fee is in addition to the price of any diving course or trip visiting Phi Phi islands. The fee will be payable in cash (Thai Baht) direct to the boat tour leader on the day of the trip.

Dive Sites

Kata Beach Phuket
Kata Beach

A cute, little reef with a variety of hard corals and lots of colourful fishes.

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Racha Noi Island, Phuket
Racha Noi Island

A great mix of landscapes/marine life where larger wildlife can be spotted including turtles.

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Racha Yai Island, Phuket
Racha Yai Island

Generally clear water, wonderful marine life - with dives in sheltered bays.

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Racha Noi Island, Phuket
Phi Phi Islands

Colourful soft corals and sea fans plus a chance of a shark or turtle.

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