This specialty does require some specialized equipment, one of them being a lift bag. During the course dives on Chaweng Beach my good old lift bag has lifted a few bags of rubbish out of the water.
During the course you learn how to fill the bag in the proper and safe way and how to position yourself during the whole process of rigging and lifting the bag with it's load.
Gloves and compass are also required, although for the Search & Recovery Adventure dive the gloves are not required anymore. You will also learn how to tie three knots; the bowline, two half hitches and the sheet bend.
Some of the things that I found on Chaweng Beach include various smaller sized anchors, like the one in this picture.
It's a challenging but very rewarding course, you learn search and recovery dive planning, organization, procedures, techniques and how to deal with potential problems, split up over 4 training dives. You will also learn how to locate large and small objects using search patterns, and various ways for lifting them to the surface. Not only do these skills make you more capable and confident in the water, but most Search & Recovery Divers eventually end up searching for and recovering something they lost themselves.
Sign up this month for the Search & Recovery specialty and you will receive 10% discount on the course price.
Labels: Chaweng Beach, Specialties, Training