ssi navigation course

Have you ever asked yourself, "How does my dive leader manage to find their way back to the exit point or to the boat without getting lost?"

The answer is many years of navigation practice and the SSI NAVIGATION course is what you need to learn this skill for yourself.

The NAVIGATION course will teach you to navigate with a compass and how to apply natural navigation skills and pilotage underwater.

You will also be taught how to estimate distances, navigate different search patterns if you are trying to find something underwater, find your way to different points and be able to get back to the exit point or shot line at any time.

These skills are important for UK diving where visibility issues make it harder to see your destination until you are fairly close. Wrecks are only good to dive on them if you can find them!

navigation training manualCOURSE CONTENT

  • Natural Navigation
  • Compass Navigation
  • Combining Natural and Compass Navigation
  • Special Navigation Situations
  • The Sport of Navigation


Classroom training takes place in our Stockport training facility and the open water dives will be carried out at a local diving centre, typically a quarry such as Capernwray.

You can also select to do your navigation training in conjunction with another course or speciality. Please contact us and we can discuss the options and create a personalised dive training plan for you.

Watch the SSI Navigation Training video to find out more…


  • Loan of compass but it makes sense to buy your own!
  • Training documentation & certificate
  • SSI digital online training materials


Navigation – £175

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