PADI NAVIGATION SPECIALTY KOH TAO

Be more relaxed on your dives knowing exactly where you are on any dive site.

NEVER GET LOST ON A DIVE AND BECOME A LEADER

Within 1 or 2 days you learn the techniques to use compass and natural navigation for use anywhere!

PADI NAVIGATION DIVER SPECIALTY CRYSTAL DIVE

Learn in small groups and enjoy the fun knowing where you are going & impress your fellow divers!

PADI UNDERWATER NAVIGATION SPECIALTY COURSE

to know where you are and where you are going will help you to relax & enjoy your dives even more!

Maybe you asked yourself many times before how your Instructor navigated their way underwater and brought you back to the place you started. In the PADI Underwater Navigation Specialty Course we teach you the techniques to do exactly that anywhere in the world.

In this PADI Specialty course you will learn how to use maps, natural and compass navigation and other tools to be able to find your way in any underwater terrain, low visibility or whilst diving in currents.

You will learn the theoretical parts and then practice your skills on 2 – 3 dives (depending on your certification level) in a fun and safe way within a small group of max. 4 students per Instructor.

On your dives you will practice how to find your way, which will make your dive plan more efficient and relaxing as you don’t have to worry about where to go.

Need some direction in your life? Take your PADI Underwater Navigation Specialty!

PADI UNDERWATer navigation specialty course

Learning how to navigate around a dive site and find your way back makes your dive  more focused & relaxed

The actual schedule depends a lot on the fact, if you are already completed the PADI Navigation Adventure Dive or need to take 3 dives spread over 2 days. In general though, these are the parts of your training:

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Part 1: Theory

You will start with an introduction with your Instructor and complete the necessary PADI paperwork.

Then it is time for the PADI Underwater Navigation Specialty Video, which will allow you to fill in the two chapters of Knowledge Reviews for this Specialty course.

With your personal PADI Underwater Navigation Specialty Manual you will be introduced to the concepts of navigating using predive observations, natural navigation as well as a thorough look into the usage of a compass and other navigational tools like a course plotter. Also you learn about marking dive sites for future relocation on the surface.

Together with your Instructor you will then go through the Knowledge Reviews and get an answer to any open questions you may have left unanwered.

Part 2: Compass Practice & Mapping

Now it’s time to put the theory into practice. You will go through some ways to measure distances, track compass headings as well as natural features of typical dive sites you find around the world. This will help you to create your personal dive site map during your dives.

As well you will practice extensively how to navigate multiple patterns like triangles, squares and some with more than 5 points using a compass to find your way back to the start point of each pattern.

Using landmarks and a compass to mark a dive site for future relocation will make your land practice session complete.

Part 3: Navigation Dives

You will take part in 3 Navigation Specialty dives*.

Dive Number one is the PADI Navigation Adventure Dive and will introduce you into the basics of natural and compass navigation. You will navigate straight lines as well as a square using both options. Another task will be to measure the time and amount of kick cycles it will take you to cover a distance of 30 metres.

On Dive two of the Specialty you will have multiple tasks as you need to mark a dive site for future relocation using landmarks or compass headings on the surface. Once you reach the bottom you will navigate a predefined course using your compass with more than 5 points, to return to within 10 metres of your starting point. This will require adjustments for currents as well. The rest of your dive, you will already start working on mapping the dive site for your final task.

Dive 3 of the PADI Underwater Navigation Specialty will have you navigate another multi-side pattern underwater. This time your Instructor will preset the course for you and leave underwater markers for you to find on an underwater treasure hunt. Once you have found all the clues, use the remaining dive to get all the missing information you may want for your dive site map.

When you return from your final dive, you can transfer all your notes to paper to create a map of the site you visited and celebrate your certification with a cold drink!

*Please note: If you have completed the PADI Navigation Adventure Dive already, then Dive One has been recognized and you can complete the Course in 1 day (see details in the Schedule options)

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padi navigation specialty course – How it works …

Here you will find information about your schedule depending on your previous navigation experience:

PADI Navigation Specialty

1 Day Course

PADI NAVIGATION SPECIALTY

Introduction & Paperwork
Theory (Video & Knowledge Reviews)
Land Practice

– Lunch –

Navigation Dive 2 & 3
Map & Certification

If you have already completed the PADI Navigation Adventure Dive or as part of your PADI Adventure Diver or Advanced Open Water Course, it will take you only one day to finish this Specialty Course. If not, it will take place over 2 days.

Alternatively you can refresh your memory if it has been a while and rejoin us for the whole course. The choice is yours.

It’s not all set in stone and we can adjust the overall schedule for you to fit in with your holiday plans or you can just book your private course or contact us to request a different schedule that fits you!

PADI UNDERWATER NAVIGATION SPECIALTY DIVER COURSE PREREQUISITES:

The minimum requirements to join the PADI navigation diver  specialty course at Crystal Dive are:

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Minimum Age

To enroll in the PADI Underwater Navigation Specialty Course you need to be at least 10 years old.

Minimum Certification Level
To enroll in this Specialty Course you will need to hold a certification as a PADI (Junior) Open Water Diver or higher. Equivalent certifications of recognized training agencies can be recognized.
Medical Statement
You need to be medically fit for diving. You will find the Medical Statement for Scuba Diving here to download. If in doubt, please check with your physician or ask us before booking your dive experience with us.
Insurance

To comply with our dive insurance requirements, you will need to have proof (logbook etc.) of a dive within the last 6 months otherwise you will need to take part in our Crystal Dive Scuba Review before taking part in the course to receive our insurance cover.

PADI Underwater navigation specialty course – What’s included?

Our padi underwater navigation specialty package includes:

  • PADI Underwater Navigation Specialty Course (max. 4 students per Instructor)
  • Personal set of scuba equipment throughout your stay
  • FREE use of Dive Computer
  • Personal PADI Navigation Specialty Manual & PADI Certification
  • Crystal Dive Logbook & T-Shirt
  • Multilingual personal Instructor
  • Boat trips & refreshments for your dives
  • Dive Insurance for your dives with us (30 days)
  • SHA+ Recognition (Read more about the valid Covid-Rules)
  • Free Accommodation throughout your course (1/2 Nights)
  • 10 % Discount on additional diver level courses & dive equipment purchases with us

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The PADI Underwater Navigation Specialty course at Crystal Dive will teach you how to find your way around any dive site.

In the PADI Underwater Navigation Specialty course you will learn about techniques used to find your way using both compass and natural navigation to effectively plan and execute your dives.

This Specialty Course will be fun and challenging at the same time and you’ll be more relaxed on any future dive knowing where you are!

฿5,000฿6,500

3-Dive-Option: This is your choice if you haven't already done your PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course. We will teach you Underwater Navigation from scratch including the right use of a compass and natural navigation spread over 2 days.

2-Dive-Option: This option is available for you if you already completed PADI Advanced Open Water Course with the mandatory Navigation Dive. This will allow you to complete the PADI Underwater Navigation Specialty course in just one day.

PADI Underwater Navigation Specialty

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3-Dive-Option: This is your choice if you haven't already done your PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course. We will teach you Underwater Navigation from scratch including the right use of a compass and natural navigation spread over 2 days.

2-Dive-Option: This option is available for you if you already completed PADI Advanced Open Water Course with the mandatory Navigation Dive. This will allow you to complete the PADI Underwater Navigation Specialty course in just one day.