In this specialty program, you will gain the advanced skills and knowledge you need to safely and confidently navigate underwater. You will 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 will earn the SSI Navigation Specialty certification.

Facts and Training Standards:


  • Minimum Age: 10 y. o.
  • Certification Prerequisites: Open Water Diver Certification
  • Amount of Academic Sessions: 5
  • Amount of Confined Water Sessions: optional
  • Amount of Open Water Sessions: 2
  • Maximum Training Depth: 30 m
  • Suggested Duration: 5-10 h
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