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Big Blue Conservation - SSI Navigation

SC NVTo be an independent diver, it's vital to be able to navigate underwater. Just like on land, underwater navigation is a combination of using natural landmarks and compass work. The SSI Navigation course will teach you how to navigate with a compass and how to apply natural navigation skills. You will also learn how to estimate distances, navigate different search patterns, find your way to different marking points and to get back to the exit point at any time.


Eco Objective

The Navigation course teaches you how to be an independent diver which is vital when conducting underwater research of any kind.

What do I need to start?

You have to already have completed the Open Water Diver Course with either SSI or PADI. Big Blue provides all equipment, boat trips, etc., for the duration of the course.

Am I fit to Dive?

Read this medical questionnaire, if you can answer yes to any of the questions, you may require medical clearance to enroll on a diving course. Email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you would like more information.

How long will it take?

The course takes one day to complete, including 2 dives.

Typical Diary

Day before course starts, You’ll be given a text book to read through
Day 1:

  • 10am - 12pm: You'll meet with your Instructor & learn the theory behind the Navigation Course.
  • 1pm - 5.30pm: We're out on the boat to go through some compass skills and navigation exercises.

How do I book?

To book your course and accommodation please fill in your details here, listing the courses you are interested in in the comments section. A minimum 10% deposit is required to reserve your course.