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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?

Camille K

So glad I got certified with Into the Blue! - Getting certified...

has been on the top of my bucket list for years now, but I have never found the time to do it. I am an American but I was studying in Cape Town for a semester so some friends and I decided to take the plunge and sign up to get our open water cert. I cannot praise Into the Blue enough. What really makes this place incredible is the staff. They were helpful, professional, and fun. For many people, myself included, scuba diving is a completely new experience and having instructors that are helpful while keeping things fun made me more comfortable throughout the experience. As far logistics go, they provide all gear during the certification process and allow you to schedule all of your dives (OW and pool) on your own schedule. All I can say is the next time I am in Cape Town, I will definitely be paying Into the Blue a visit.

Omar Badr

Guys i must thank you for an awesome diving experience!...

 i dove with you last Saturday and the Cow Sharks dive was the Best dive in my life!! 
Very knowledgeable instructors and amazing staff! 
Keep it up!

Jacques Vermeulen

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

Cape Town diving for the win!