Other SCUBA Sections
Other SCUBA Training Sections
PADI Search and Recovery Diver
What does it take to get
Watch here and find out.
First off, let me explain what a Search and Recovery Specialty is: When I
tell people I'm going to get this specialty, they automatically think that
Search and Recovery means getting dead bodies out of the water. Far from
it.. SaR is the recovering OBJECTS from the water, not bodies. It teaches
you searching techniques and lifting techniques, such as with a inflated lift
bag. The body recovery is for the Fire Department/Law Enforcement Dive
Teams. After talking with my Instructor and realizing I was going to need to
purchase "The Wheel" and the PADI Divemaster DVD, I started looking on eBay for
them. I got a good deal and ordered them. After talking with the guy I
ordered them from, I asked if he could find the PADI Advanced Diver patch. I
was looking for the patch that was not the old
vintage round patch. Diver's Supply, for some reason, doesn't have them
and can't get them right now. This guy actually had one in stock and said
he could send it to me. I was grateful for him having one, so I told him
I'd order something else from him and he could just throw it in there with the
new order. Steve and I had talked about getting my Search and Recovery Specialty
last summer, so I ordered the Crew Pack for that specialty. The guy threw
my patch in with that order and it is in the mail.
04 Jan 07: My first entry for 2007 on the website. The SaR Crew Pack (along with my patch) are scheduled to be delivered today. If they are, I'll do the book work and knowledge reviews over the weekend since I have to go to work anyway this weekend.
07 Jan 07: My patch and Crew Pack showed up on the day they were scheduled. I watched the DVD on Friday and I'm doing the book work now. I've loaded the unanswered Knowledge Reviews on the site, so you can download the electronic versions of them below.
Search and Recovery Knowledge Reviews
(Minus the answers)