Whether it be a snowmobile, boat, quad, boat motor, heavy equipment/tools, or something else, our professional and experienced divers at
SDS recover your machines and equipment from under the water and/or ice. A variety of techniques are used during these recoveries, and every one varies from another. Communication equipment allows divers and the customer the ability communicate during a dive which enhances safety and efficiency. Avoid costly fines for leaving your machine in the water and contact us for further information.
Vehicle Ice Salvage February 2016
Gear Salvage March 2019
Snowmobile River Salvage April 2020
Video: Lifting sunken snowmobile from river bottom.
Broken pilings causing a hazard to navagation
Utilizing a hydraulic chainsaw to cut wooden pilings
Video: Wooden piling removal/salvage for the United States Coast Guard
We offer high definition Inspection photos/videos, as well as written reports on anything from seawalls, to docking, to commercial vessels such as Freighters, Tugs, Barges, etc. To allow immediate feedback and diagnoses, photos/videos can be supplied to the customer on site.
Rudder and prop inspection on a Great Lakes Tugboat
Damage inspection on a stern thruster of a Great Lakes Freighter
Minor damage to a rudder plate
For our residential customers SDS recovers items such as boat motors, jewelry, sentimental items, and other small items using multiple types of search methods as well as metal detection equipment. SDS is also able to provide recovery service to commercial customers for large and/or costly pieces of equipment, tools, rigging, etc.
Drone Recovery August 2017
Boat lift/recovery September 2020
August 2018. Recovery of a custom water tank cap from a custom made Spanish sailboat. The customer was able to provide a very accurate location where the cap was lost and recovery took less than 10 minutes despite being in the water for almost 3 years.
Zero-Turn Mower recovery
Golf Cart Recovery
Over time moorings can become damaged or compromised for a variety of reasons, so mooring maintenance is a necessity to ensure its safe and reliable functioning. Corrosion occurs to due submersion in the water, while wind and waves also cause stress and friction on your mooring. SDS inspects and repairs existing moorings while keeping the original design and using only high quality hardware. During inspection, the anchoring mechanism, chain, shackles, swivels, and buoys will be inspected to check for signs of wear and corrosion. SDS provides you with a recommendation for service and is happy to present you with the worn parts after their replacement. Along with inspection and repair, seasonal install and removal is also offered. Don’t let a storm set your boat or swim raft adrift.
Which one is keeping your swim raft anchored?
Damaged propellers cause undue stress on driveline components and decrease efficiency in boats and ships of all sizes. SDS can inspect, adjust and/or replace your boats prop, eliminating the time consuming and oftentimes costly process of having your boat removed from the water. If needed, your prop can be reconditioned or replaced depending on your need and preference. SDS can also clear your fouled prop to keep you moving. In addition to physical inspection, we also provide immediate on-site photographic documentation of damage to your gear.
Variable pitch prop adjustment
No matter the type of vessel, it will always benefit from a clean hull and driveline components. SDS uses a variety of techniques to clean your vessels hull depending on the severity of the fouling. Keep your hulls, rudders, trim tabs, transducers, and speed wheels clean to maintain top performance, efficiency, comfort, and appearance. We can also remove debris such as vegetation, lines, cables, etc, from your fouled prop and running gear.
Pool maintenance and repair
Avoid water damage and erosion caused by a leaky pool liner. Most repairs are quick and simple.
Cleaning and reinstalling a main drain
SDS offers service for damaged docks, new dock installs, breakwalls, equipment that needs to be assembled/disassembled underwater, and anything in between. Changing water levels can necessitate the need for dock system adjustments and we work closely with contractors to make sure you stay up and running all year round.
Cutting and removing submerged dock framing due to high water levels
Concrete slab and debris removal from swim area
Don’t let your boats crucial components corrode! Keep electrolysis under control. SDS will inspect and replace your sacrificial anodes while your boat is in the water to help you avoid the expensive fees of having your boat hoisted from the water for anode maintenance. This maintenance is important if your boat spends extended amounts of time in the water.