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PADI UNDERWATER NAVIGATOR COURSE CAPE TOWN - INTRODUCTION

Do you get lost easily underwater? Do you have trouble navigating your way through a dive site? Or do you just feel uncomfortable unless you have a Divemaster leading you? Then the PADI Underwater Navigator specialty course is the right one for you!

It will teach you the confidence to feel safe and at ease when diving on your own or with a buddy, without a Divemaster present.

After completing this course you will feel much more capable at dive planning, and in natural and compass navigating techniques. Take control of where your scuba diving will take you, and expand your horizons in leadership and confidence!

Quick overview of the PADI Underwater Navigator Course in Cape Town

  • You must have your PADI Open Water certification
  • Duration: 3 scuba dives (minimum 2 days)
  • Minimum age: 12
  • Duration is 3 days:
     It will focus on, the importance of navigation underwater, distance estimation, natural navigation, under water patterns, compass navigation and scuba dive site relocation.
  • Extra equipment: a compass.
  • Bring your swimsuit, sunscreen, towel, and a snack.

PADI UNDERWATER NAVIGATOR COURSE OUTLINE

We meet each morning at the Into the Blue shop in Cape Town as our central starting point. Here we do registration, theory and we also get your equipment. Meeting times are normally at 09:15. You can expect to be finished between 3 and 6 in the afternoon, depending on where we are diving on that day. Your will do both theory and practical which will comprise of:

Scuba Theory

There are two theory parts:

  • PADI Underwater Navigator Video
  • PADI Underwater Navigator Manual, complete and review the Knowledge reviews

Practical

  • Scuba Dive One:
    • Natural and Compass Navigation
    • Distance estimation
    • Navigate in a straight line using natural navigation
    • Navigate in a straight line using compass navigation
    • Navigate in a square pattern using a compass
  • Scuba Dive Two:
    • Navigating a route with a compass
    • Multiple- leg compass course
    • Fixing a specific location for relocation
  • Scuba Dive Three:
    • Navigating a route with a compass and underwater marker
    • Underwater compass course
    • Relocate location from dive two

PADI UNDERWATER SCUBA NAVIGATOR COURSE – FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

  1. Do you provide a compass or must we have our own?
    We have a limited number of compasses, so if we have available we can rent to you, however it is a good idea to have your own compass for future dives.

  2. Why would I want to do the underwater navigator course?
    It enables you to make more accurate and safer diving plans as well as making you feel more confident in scuba diving without a Divemaster present.

  3. Are compasses expensive?
    Depending on the type of compass you want they can range between R525 – R1050.

  4. Is it difficult?
    No it is not. We make sure that you are taught correctly to ensure that you have all the necessary skills to navigate under water.

 

What have others said about Into the Blue Scuba Dive Center?

Maria N

Great people and awesome diving!
Into the blue scuba dive center has an amazing group of people working there. They make every dive a fun experience, even if the conditions aren't great. They are very professional and I can recommend them to both newbies as well as experienced divers.

I have been back in Cape Town several times over the past 2 years and I always return to Into the blue when I dive.

Both instructors and DM's make you feel very welcome and have a great service. They help you with anything, just ask!

I can only say "thank you from the bottom of my heart!" These guys have made my trips incredible and unforgettable!

Jayson De Ath

Super and very professional setup. Glad I was able to dive...

with them and would not only recommend diving here, but look forward to the next trip to dive with again.

Jacques Vermeulen

Best dive shop ever! People are friendly and helpful!...

Cape Town diving for the win!