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Learn to use the compass more accurately and sharpen your underwater skills. Sign up now in your dive centre at the Albufeira Marina for this new adventure.
Be the diver that everyone wants to follow, because you know where you are going. The navigational skill helps you sharpen your observation skills and teaches you to use the underwater compass more accurately. If you like challenges and adventure take this course and have fun trying to find your way.
Full Dive Gear
PADI (Junior) Open Water Diver
From: 200.00 €
- AcademicYou’ll learn the tools of the trade, including navigation using natural clues and by following compass headings. During three scuba dives, you’ll practice: Methods to estimate distance underwater. Compass navigation while making at least five turns. Marking or relocating a submerged object or position from the surface. Underwater map making. You may be able to get college credit for the Underwater Navigator course – ask your instructor. Also, the first dive of this PADI Specialty Diver course may credit as an Adventure Dive toward your Advanced Open Water Diver certification – ask your instructor about earning credit.
- EquipmentBesides your basic scuba equipment, you’ll need a compass and underwater slate. Your PADI Instructor or local dive centre staff may suggest other gear to help you stay oriented, such as marker buoys or lines and reels.
- Getting StartedVisit your local PADI Dive Centre or Resort to enrol in the course and get a PADI Underwater Navigator Crew-Pak that includes your manual and video. By studying before class, you’ll be better prepared to start practicing your navigational skills when you meet with your PADI Instructor.