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Diving with the Euro-Divers teams is easy, safe and fun

The guides take all the stress out of dive planning and know where all the cool creatures are – stick with them and you’ll see critters you never even knew existed and be at the right place to see the big stuff too!

Our guides are experts at finding their way around underwater, but have you ever wondered how they do it? How do they find exactly the right spot on the reef? How do they get to a small reef when you can’t see it as you descend? How do they find their way to the exit point with ease? The answer is that they have fine-tuned their underwater navigation skills to such an extent that the underwater world feels as familiar as their own back yard.

Navigating underwater

The benefits of being able to navigate underwater

Benefits include reduced air consumption from swimming further than you need to or in the wrong direction against a current, getting more dive time on the reef you’d planned to dive, prevention of being lost or separated from a group, and increased confidence that comes from knowing where you are, where you are going and how to get there. Diving becomes a lot more enjoyable when the worry is eliminated.

The PADI Underwater Navigator Specialty course is a great way to learn the skills needed to find your way around more confidently during dives and know what to do should you veer off course. You’ll learn how to use a compass with high accuracy, how to estimate distance and how to use underwater patterns and dive site relocation techniques. Also covered in the course is learning how to take cues from the natural environment and note things like lines in the sand, depth variations and even the smallest current which can push you off course even when following your compass. The course includes 3 open water dives, during which you will build confidence and have a lot of fun finding your way around.

Using compass navigation while scuba diving

Contact our team to find out more and then get started with PADI eLearning, completing the theory part of the course in your own time at home, leaving just the diving part to complete during your holiday.