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Navigation -

Gain the skills required to safely and comfortably navigate underwater during a dive. Learn how to use a compass, estimate distance, and more. 

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This program provides the skills and concepts required to safely and comfortably navigate underwater during a dive. You will learn how to use a compass and natural navigation techniques, estimate distance, basic navigation patterns and how to leave and return to a designated point. You will earn the SSI Navigation Specialty certification after completing this program


Step 1: Online Digital Materials and Exam

After enrollment, you will be given a log-in to access your online training materials to complete at your leisure. Please make sure you complete all of your online training BEFORE your class to ensure that you get the most value from the classroom. Estimated completion time = 3 hours

Step 2: Classroom

After successful completion you will qualify to use your new knowledge and demonstrate your skills in open water for certification. Estimated completion time = 2 hours classroom

Step 3: Open Water Training Dives (2) - (Sold separately)

2 open water dives are required and can be completed in various locations. You will dive and navigate under the instruction and supervision of an Ocean First instructor. We recommend completing these dives within 6 months of completing your classroom session.

Locations for open water dives include:

  • Ocean First Key Largo, FL (Coming soon!)
  • Cozumel Mexico - *Free training dives*
  • The Blue Hole - Santa Rosa, NM
  • SSI Referral - We can arrange a referral to virtually any dive destination around the world


  • Open water diver - From an internationally recognized training agency. (SSI, PADI, NAUI, SDI, etc.)
  • 10 years of age and up

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