Navigation Diver

In Boat Dives Close to Tioman Island, PADI Specialty Courses by Grahame Massicks

Navigation Diver Specialty Course – how it works

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As a new diver I didn’t have a clue where I was! Like many other divers I just followed my Divemaster and relied on his competence. The Navigation Diver Specialty course is the one to choose to tackle this issue and learn how to dive safely, competently, and independently.

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Learning to use a compass on land first and then try it underwater

It is strongly recommended for anyone thinking of becoming a Divemaster or Instructor.

We will cover natural navigation, compass navigation, and how to manage complex navigational routes.

You need to be reasonably fit and healthy to undertake the PADI Navigation Diver course, so please check out the medical form below. Make sure that you can answer ‘No’ to all the questions on the first page. If you need to answer ‘Yes’ to any of the questions, print out the form, and seek the advice of your doctor. If he declares you fit to dive, please get him or her to fill out the form and then bring it with you when you visit.

Medical Statement PDF


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Student and instructor making a navigation dive, Tioman Island

I used to work as an underwater photographer taking portraits of fun divers out on the boat. I will share the navigational skills that I learnt while tackling that job. The end result is a massive boost in confidence and a much greater ability to manage your dives.

During 2016 the sea has washed away some of the sand from the lower parts of the beach. This has uncovered some of the rocks below and has made the beach more difficult to cross in bare feet. So I strongly advise participants to bring a pair of flip flops to wear into the water until we are up to our chests. You can then float, take of your flip flops and put on your fins.

You must be at least on Open Water Diver to enroll on this course. Indeed, it is not a bad idea to do this course before going on to complete the Advanced Open Water Course. The first dive of this course, what PADI calls an Adventure dive, can be credited to the Advanced Course. So if you do choose this option, you only have to make four more dives to attain the Advanced certification.

Brand new for 2017 I am launching a Premium Service version of Scuba Guru’s dive offerings! The central idea is that those who select to use the Premium Service will have me exclusively during the course of their stay here in Salang. Whether for fun dives or diving courses I will take on no other customers than the Premium booking. Now that is truly unique to Scuba Guru! To find out more click the button below:

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All the required course materials, equipment, and certification fees are included in the price.

Navigation Diver Specialty Course Schedule

Schedule: 9.30 am to 5.00 pm
Duration: 1 1/2 days
Number of dives: 3 open water dives
Standard Service Price: RYM 750.00
Premium Service Price: RYM 1075.00

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