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Underwater Navigator Specialty

Learn how to navigate underwater using both natural and compass navigation. There is nothing like the feeling of getting back to the beach or boat without a surface swim!

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The Underwater Navigator Specialty course will give you the tools to become a better navigator underwater and increase your underwater enjoyment! This course is designed to be an introduction to underwater navigation and to help the student develop the skills and knowledge necessary for use in underwater navigation.

Prerequisites: Jr. or Open Water Diver; 12 years of age or older.

Class Size: 4 to 8 students

The Underwater Navigator Course consists of academic sessions on the beach and three open water training dives. The academic sessions will consist of:

Planning, organization, procedures, techniques, problems, and hazards of underwater navigation.

Methods of estimating distance underwater.

Natural navigation techniques.

Using underwater patterns.

Dive site relocation techniques.

Compass navigation techniques.

Text: PADI Underwater Navigator Manual and DVD.(Not included in price)

Equipment Needed: Complete SCUBA outfit with compass and underwater slate.

Course Location: Cape Ann Area. Dive site to be determined by the instructor.

MASS Diving Cancellation/Postponement Policy: MASS Diving reserves the right to cancel or postpone a class due to weather, lightning, pool closing, below minimum enrollment levels, or any other circumstance that may cause the course to be postponed. In the event of a class cancellation by MASS Diving, the student may switch to another date or receive a full refund on the instructional portion of the course. Materials fee is only refundable if returned in its original condition. Classes - Up to 14 Days Before Class Start Date:  Students may transfer into another class or cancel and receive a refund up to 14 days prior to their course start date with a 10% service fee. Student kit will only be credited if returned unused.  Opened DVDs cannot be returned. 5 to 13 Days Before Class Start Date: Students can transfer into a future class, no refunds and a re-scheduling fee of $50.00 will apply. 0 to 4 Days Before Class Start Date: students can transfer into a future class, no refunds and a re-scheduling fee of 50% of the tuition will apply. Rental Equipment is non-refundable, Gift Cards are non-refundable, Charter Boat is non-refundable unless the charter cancels. 

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