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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?

ceepee315

Incredible - I am so happy I chose this dive company...

to go with for our 2 dives in Cape Town, it was unforgettable.

We got picked up from our hotel on time, (thank you) and we took a small boat out to the dive site. Very bumpy but high winds made for rough seas. The first dive to the wreck was great, COLD but great visibility. Break for a small snack and water, then second dive with the seals an hour later. It was incredible to say the least, and run by professionals. I took many videos and photos, but from most experiences, you need to put the camera down and just ENJOY IT. So exhausted but so happy. The crew were amazing and hard workers, I can't say enough good things. Thank you for a great experience and unforgettable memories!!

Clinton Bobbert

I recommend anyone that is nervous or thinking twice to do scuba diving, it is the best choice you can...

I grew up on the sea, always wondered how it must be into the deep blue sea. Then one day me and my wife decided to do an attempt to do scuba diving and I was quite nervous about going under water but thanks to the Into the blue crew and their patience and determination me and my wife found a new hobby and looking forward to go around the world and scuba dive all around the world. So from me and my wife we want to thank Cape Town, South Africa, Into the blue, for what we have experienced and thank you for opening a new world to us! I recommend anyone that is nervous or thinking twice to do scuba diving, it is the best choice you can ever make!

Julien van Zyl

I've been doing a scuba course with these guys, and am very impressed...

with the level of personal attention and professionalism. The staff are all warm, friendly and patient. I would highly recommend Into the Blue.