Why learn to navigate?
Underwater Navigator specialty course is an exiting
course designed to give the diver training and experience with learning
to navigate their way underwater. It is usually
conducted following or as part of the advanced open water certification. The course is structured around
three navigation dives conducted over two separate dive days. Students are introduced to
the planning, organization, procedures,
techniques, problems and hazards of
underwater navigation. In
addition, methods of estimating distances underwater and natural
navigation techniques are studied. Students learn to use
underwater patterns and practice dive site relocation techniques, compass navigation
techniques and are introduced to the "Nav Finder", a specially
designed tool for underwater navigation.
Prerequisites are Open Water
Diver AND some cold water diving experience. In addition this course can
also be taken DURING or as part of your advanced open water program.
The course is made up of three open water dives and a classroom session. Good underwater navigation
techniques separate the confident divers who can lead.... from the
Course Cost is
includes all materials, the class time, the open water dives, tanks and
air fills (if needed). By this point in a divers training it is important that
students begin to obtain their own equipment (rentals are available but
having your own gear is preferred). A
special slate called a "Nav Finder" is also included as part
of the course fee.