Navigation Specialty

The Goose's Navigation Specialty

There is one way to make sure all the other divers are following you!  It helps to know where you are going, and have your dive buddies trust youSquid in Bonaire in that fact.

Make your sense of direction legendary with the Navigation Specialty course.

The Fun Part

Finding your way is not a matter of luck!  When everyone's buzzing about on a reef or checking out a shipwreck, they're have a great time.  That is until it is time to go.  Then they will turn to you, because as a Navigation Specialist, you know the way back to the boat or shore.

What You Learn

Underwater navigation can be challenging, but in the Navigation Specialty course, you master the challenge.  You learn the tools of the trade, including navigation via natural clues and by compass.
Diver setting compass before moving
You Learn:

Navigation patterns
Natural navigation (without the compass)
Compass navigation
How to "mark" or relocate a submerged object or position from the surface
Underwater map marking
How to follow irregular courses with the Nav-Finder
Dive site relocation
How to estimate distance underwater


You are at least 10 years of age
Open Water Diver or qualifying rating from another recognized certification agency Navigation Specialty Kit
Basic Scuba Equipment
Underwater Compass

To purchase these learning materials or equipment come into Goose's Scuba Shack.  Let us help you in your quest to become an Underwater Navigator.

Your Next Adventure

Underwater navigation is an important skill no matter what type of scuba diving you're doing.  It's especially useful when night diving, wreck diving or if you are searching for something underwater. 

A basic skill for the Search and Recovery Specialty is the ability to navigate, follow a compass heading and stay within a search area.