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Underwater Navigator

Navigate with Confidence!

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Certified Diver

Master how to work your way underwater in Avalon, California!

Be the scuba diver everyone wants to follow because you know where you are and where you’re going. The Diving Catalina Underwater Navigator course fine-tunes your observation skills and teaches you to more accurately use your compass underwater. If you like challenges with big rewards, take this course and have fun finding your way.

If you’re an Open Water Diver who is at least 10 years old, you can enroll in the Underwater Navigator Specialty course.

You’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.

Besides your basic scuba equipment, you’ll need a compass and underwater slate. Your Instructor may suggest other gear to help you stay oriented, such as marker buoys or lines and reels.