Sally, a 12-year-old Junior Open Water Diver has just completed her PADI Underwater Navigator specialty program. She wishes to complete the PADI Search & Recovery Diver specialty course as her next course and her older sibling, James wishes to join too - Sean is a 15-year-old Open Water Diver who is already certified as a PADI Adventure Diver with Underwater Navigator, Search & Recovery and Night Adventure Dives – May both James and Sally join the Search & Recovery specialty course at this time?

"Sally may join the PADI Search and Recovery Specialty has she has met the prerequisite requirements. Check out Key Standards of the PADI Instructor Manual and the special considerations listed under the table to confirm this.

James, however, will need to either upgrade his Underwater Navigator by completing the balance of that program to become an Underwater navigator like his sister or take two more Adventure Dives including Deep Diver and certify as a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver before he can join the Search and Recovery Specialty."

Gaz Lyden.