Early Polynesian navigators routinely crossed thousands of kilometers/miles of open ocean in outrigger canoes, using only their own senses and knowledge, a tradition passed down from generation to generation. These primitive peoples used natural navigational clues, such as the movement of certain stars, the weather, native animals, the direction of ocean waves, the colors of the sea and sky, and the angles of the harbors they approached, to get from point A to point B across the ocean surface. Today, we still use natural navigational cues to navigate on and under water, but the invention of the compass and other navigational instruments have made navigation a much easier, if still very challenging, task.
The objective of this course is to teach student divers a systematic approach to the enjoyment of underwater navigation. Students will develop the techniques necessary to navigate underwater within recreational limits and avoid disturbing delicate aquatic life. How to use the compass accurately, navigational aids, navigational instruments and how to interact responsibly with the aquatic life they will see while navigating underwater.
Prerequisites: PADI Junior Open Water Diver or qualification of another training organization
Time commitment: 2 days, First theoretical step via Elearning, and 1 day to do 3 dive tanks
Minimum age: 10 years old
Number of dives: 3 dives
E- Learning is included