PADI Specialty of the Month, November 2008; Underwater Navigation
Underwater navigation can be challenging, but in the Underwater Navigator Specialty course, you master the challenge. You learn the tools of the trade, including navigation via natural clues and by compass. You learn to estimate distance underwater, follow navigation patterns and know where you are while following an arbitrary, irregular course using the Nav-Finder.
During your PADI Underwater Navigator Specialty course, you’ll learn underwater navigation dive procedures, techniques, planning, organization and potential problems. You’ll also be introduced to natural navigation, underwater patterns, distance estimation and further your compass navigation skills. You’ll put these into practice during your three open water dives which are part of the course. You’ll also learn about dive site relocation.
It’s challenging but also a lot of fun. During my Instructor Specialty training courses, this specialty is also a very popular one.
If you sign up for the PADI Underwater Navigator Specialty course you’ll receive a 10% discount on the course fee during this month.