PADI Search and Recovery Specialty Course Phuket

PADI Search and Recovery Specialty Course Phuket

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

Course Overview

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!

Dive Program

With a few simple steps learn how to search and recover items underwater.

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.

Three Reasons To Dive With Us

With so many choices of who to dive with in Phuket, why choose us? Here are three good reasons:

  • Safety: This should be the first priority of every diver when diving anywhere, especially in a new place. With over 30 years between us of diving in Phuket we have an excellent safety record. This is due to our vast experience of diving in general but also because of our local knowledge. Our focus is on preventing problems from occurring rather than having to solve them.
  • Quality: We started our own diving company in Phuket because we felt unable to offer the quality we wanted when working for the bigger companies. Rather than being about profits we wanted to be about personal service. This is why we became the first dive company to offer diving courses in Phuket with only private instruction. We continue to do this and to stay small rather than give up our principles and make more money.
  • Fun: You don't dive because you have to, you dive to have fun. Us too! There is no place on this planet that we prefer to be than underwater. We never get bored of being surrounded by fishes. If we can help you to have as much fun diving as we do then it will probably be the best experience of your time in Phuket!

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.


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.

Program Packages/Prices


4 Beach Dives
Two Days

  • Normal Price: 10,400 baht each
  • 1 student: 9,880 baht each
  • 2 students: 8,840 baht each
  • 3+ students: 8,320 baht each


4 Boat Dives
Two Days

  • Normal Price: 13,900 baht each
  • 1 student: 13,205 baht each
  • 2 students: 11,815 baht each
  • 3+ students: 11,120 baht each


5 Boat Dives
Two Days

  • Normal Price: 14,900 baht each
  • 1 student: 14,155 baht each
  • 2 students: 12,665 baht each
  • 3+ students: 11,920 baht each


6 Boat Dives
Two Days

  • Normal Price: 15,900 baht each
  • 1 student: 15,105 baht each
  • 2 students: 13,515 baht each
  • 3+ students: 12,720 baht each

Note: Due to weather conditions, the Bronze package is only available between end of October and end of April.

What's Included (no hidden extras)

Item Bronze Silver Gold Platinum
Private Instructor
PADI Search and Recovery Specialty Manual
PADI Certification Costs
No. of Dives Four Four Five Six
Destination Kata Beach Racha Yai Racha Noi/Yai Racha Noi/Yai
Boat Trip
Hotel Transfers*
Scuba Equipment
Dive Insurance

*Complimentary transfers are only included for boat trips. Free 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 available on request.

Dive Sites

Kata Beach

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

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Racha Yai Island

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

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Racha Noi Island

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

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