To become a safe and confident diver, it is critical to develop an understanding of navigation. You will learn how to navigate with a compass, and how to apply natural navigation skills, estimate distances, navigate different search patterns, find your way to marking points, and be able to get back to the exit point. Have you ever asked yourself, “How does my instructor manage to find the way back to the exit point or to the boat?” If so, the NAVIGATION Program is what you need to learn this skill for yourself.
This program provides the skills and concepts required to safely and comfortably navigate underwater during a dive. You will learn how to use a compass and natural navigation techniques, estimate distance, basic navigation patterns and how to leave and return to a designated point. You will earn the SSI Navigation Specialty certification after completing this program.
Minimum Age: 10
Certification Prerequisites: Open Water Diver
Academic Sessions: Online Learning
Pool/Confined Water Sessions: Optional
Open Water Dives: 2
Maximum Training Depth: Varies with age
Suggested Duration: 6 – 10 hours