be great to be able to eliminate long surface swims at the end of
The course is
designed to reduce confusion and anxiety and increase effectiveness
of planning a dive. Underwater navigation is a particularly useful
skill when participating in specialized diving activities: Limited
Visibility, Night diving, Wreck diving, Deep diving and Search &
Recovery. Being able to navigate better will also help avoid buddy
separation and help conserve air.
Develop practical knowledge of underwater navigation.
Increase diving skills.
Enable divers to plan, organize and make dives using underwater
Improve diving ability and provide additional supervised experience.
Be at least 18 years old.
Be an Open Water Diver or equivalent.
Provide all personal diving equipment.
The course involves one evening in the classroom at DIVERS DISCOUNT SUPPLY,
followed a few days later by four open water dives over two days.
Upon successful completion of this course, you will receive your
Underwater Navigator specialty certification card.
In addition to full ocean scuba equipment and two tanks -- all of which
may be rented from Scuba.com Store Locations-- you will need a depth
gauge, dive compass and bottom timer or dive watch.
The above course description is general in term.
There will be variations on the course depending on certification