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Navigation Certification

navigation certification

Navigation is one of the more underrated but most important diving skills you can hone as a diver. Whether you're trying to navigate your local quarry, find your way on a massive reef or out in the open, our underwater navigation course provides you the tools, insight and confidence to find your intended locations when diving while increasing safe diving practices .

Who this class is for:

  • The certified diver looking for a higher sense of direction and orientation while scuba diving.
  • Certified divers in areas where surface swimming isn't advisable.
  • Certified divers who enjoy planning & executing specific dive routes.

Our Navigation certification class fee includes:

  • Your online learning, tests & one on one instructor review.
  • 2 instructor supervised dives in open water.
  • Navigation certification card & processing fees.

What you will learn:

  • How to use the aquatic environment to navigate
  • How to use natural navigation aids
  • Compass types, usage and features
  • Underwater distance estimation techniques
  • Navigating simple and complex patterns
  • Dive planning using navigation markers


Navigation certification prerequisites:

  • 15 years or older (Under 18 requires parental consent)
  • Open water diving certification
  • Approved diver medical form
  • Liability waiver

Gear requirements:

  • Standard scuba gear (Regulators, BCD, Weights, Tanks)
  • Compass (digital or analog)
  • Underwater Slate

Class requirements:

  • Satisfactorily complete the online learning course with a test score of 80% or higher.
  • After instructor remediation, a test score of 100%
  • Complete all open water requirements efficiently
  • Demonstrate various navigation techniques and achieve navigation goals set by instructor.
  • Insure the certifying agency has your photo on their website (no hats or sunglasses)

Time requirements:

  • 1-2 hours for online learning
  • 4-8 hours of instructor led surface & in-water training

Navigation Certification


Please check our online calendar for a scheduled class before purchasing. You may be able to join an already scheduled course.

This class includes your online e-learning material, 3 in-water training sessions with a certified instructor, your certification card (C-Card) and the awesome ability on how to find your way around underwater.