Navigation

Underwater navigation is a crucial dive skill, but it doesn’t need to be difficult. Become a better, more confident diver who always knows where they’re going, with the SSI Navigation Specialty. You’ll learn how to use a dive compass, natural navigation techniques and more. Upon completion, you’ll earn your SSI Navigation Speciality certification.

Facts and Training Standards

In this specialty program, you’ll gain the advanced skills and knowledge you need to safely and confidently navigate underwater. You’ll learn how to use a compass and natural navigation techniques, estimate distance, how to leave and return to a designated point, plus basic navigation patterns. You will also be taught how to combine navigation techniques to enhance your diving experience. All of which hones your underwater observation skills, improves your dive safety and helps you to get the most out of every dive. Upon completion, you’ll earn the SSI Navigation Specialty certification.

Minimum Age for Participation 15
Available as Junior Program Yes
Minimum Age (Junior Program) Not applicable / mandatory
Certification Prerequisites Not applicable / mandatory
Amount of Academic Sessions 5
Amount of Pool/Confined Water Sessions Not applicable / mandatory
Amount of Open Water Dives 2
Maximum Training Depth 30m / 100ft
Suggested Duration of the Training Program 5 - 10 h

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