Navigation Specialty

Navigation Specialty Course

To become a safe and confident diver, it is critical to develop an understanding of navigation

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.  The NAVIGATION Program will teach you to navigate with a compass and how to apply natural navigation skills.

Check Class Schedule

diver on reef underwater navigation photo by howard ehrenberg

Course Description:

Academics:

The NAVIGATION Program will teach you to navigate with a compass and how to apply natural navigation skills. You will also learn to estimate distances, navigate different search patterns, find your way to different marking points, and be able to get back to the exit point at any time.

The SSI Training Materials and Online Training program are designed so that you can learn the academics at your own pace when it is convenient for you. You can complete the academics online when you sign up for SSI’s Online Training program, and then attend review sessions at your favorite SSI Dive Center.

Skills:

  • Natural navigation
  • Compass navigation
  • Combining natural & compass navigation
  • Special navigation situations
  • The sport of navigation

Price: $149.00*

*Any 4 diving specialties plus 24 dives qualifies a diver as Advanced Open Water certified. We highly recommend the Navigation, Night, Limited Visibility, Wreck, and Deep diving specialties for Advanced Open Water. Additionally, we recommend doing the Deep and Wreck dives in Morehead City with one of our instructors (three student minimum). There is an additional $200.00 charge with this choice (Lodging and Charter boat charges not included).

Includes:

  • 1 night class
  • 1 day, 2 dives
  • cert card

Requirements:

Prerequisites

  • SSI Open Water Diver Certification or equivalent
  • Age Requirement:

Equipment Requirements

  • Standard dive equipment
  • Compass

Paperwork: (click item to download and print)

Recommended Add-On Classes

About SSI

Decades of experience have taught us that there are four requirements to serious diving and serious fun. There is a strong correlation between the quality of your training and the amount of fun you will have.

Proper Knowledge

There are certain diving skills that must be learned. With a professional teaching system, you can study the information at your own pace. An instructor is always available for assistance.

Proper Equipment

The most comfortable, convenient and enjoyable way to dive is with your own
set of properly-fitted equipment. As you become familiar with your equipment, your ability level increases. Annual servicing assures your equipment’s performance and minimizes malfunctions.

divers_diamond_EN_198_301

Proper Skills

You must develop ability with basic scuba skills, such as moving in the water and equipment handling. The best way to learn is from a qualified instructor at a professional scuba school. Review and practice time reinforces the skills

Proper Experience

While education helps develop knowledge and skills, the key to becoming a comfortable and confident diver is simply to dive as much as possible. Your experience and ability increase as you seek out different diving locations, meet new friends, have new adventures and explore new worlds. That is why SSI’s motto is “Serious Diving, Serious Fun!”