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SCUBA Education & Training

Specialty Course: Underwater Navigation

Finding Your Way Around Down There

When you're underwater, knowing where you are and where you're going comes in handy! Whether using a compass or the natural surroundings, SCUBA divers can learn to make their way through the marine environment through the skills of navigation. The ability to navigate to new destinations increases both the diving adventure and your confidence level.

Navigation is one of the most fundamental skills that every diver should know and regularly practice. From beach diving to wreck diving navigation skills are frequently used on every dive. Some skills are simple like getting back to the spot you started your dive from. Some are more complex like finding a lost object underwater.

By taking this specialty course you will learn the basics of:

  • Natural navigation
  • Compass navigation
  • Combining natural and compass navigation
  • Special navigation situations
  • Plotting a body of water