Navigation Diver Specialty Course in Denver


The A-1 Navigation Diver Specialty Course

Why take this course?

When you’re underwater, knowing where you are and where you’re going comes in handy, especially if you’re looking for that beautiful reef or incredible wreck you’ve heard all about. The Navigation Diver Specialty Course will help you become a pro at finding your way underwater. During your Navigation Specialty course, you’ll learn underwater navigation dive procedures, techniques, planning, organization and solutions to potential problems.

Navigation Diver Specialty Course

What You’ll Learn

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What will I do?

Your Navigation Diver Specialty Course starts by completing the 5 sessions in your online learning. Next, there will be a classroom session to answer any questions you may have about the material, clarify important points, discuss the open water dives and take your final exam. You’ll also be introduced to natural navigation, underwater patterns, distance estimation and further your compass navigation skills. You’ll put these skills into practice during the last step of your training – three open water dives.

How long will it take?

  • Academic Session: 1-2 hours
  • Pool Sessions: Optional
  • Minimum Open Water Training: two dives (included in course fee)

What will I need?

  • SSI Navigation online manual (included in course fee)
  • Dive computer; or depth gauge, timing device and diving tables (computers can be rented)
  • Dive slate (optional, but highly recommended)
  • Compass (optional, but highly recommended)

Prerequisites

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  • Show proof of being an SSI Referral diver, Open Water diver or hold an equivalent certification from another recognized training agency.
    • Unfortunately you will not be able to participate in the program without showing the A-1 professional proof of certification.
    • While you may register for the specialty course as a Referral Diver, you must complete your open water certification dives before you can complete any specialty course dives.
  • Be at least 10 years old
  • Have a MySSI account.  Be sure to upload a digital photo to your account and enter a complete address. (You’ll need this in order to access your online learning material.)

The A-1 instructor will collect the following (completed) documents at the beginning of the first session.  Unfortunately, participants will not be able to continue until the instructor has reviewed them for accuracy.

Note: The Medical Statement ONLY needs to be signed by a physician if any medical question is answered with a ‘YES’

Navigation Diver Specialty Course


You have three great options from which to choose.

Option 1 – At Homestead Crater, UT

Course Fee – please contact the Education Dept at 303-789-2450 or email at divers@a1scuba.com.

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Course Includes:

  • Academic Session to review material and take final exam
  • 2 Open Water training dives
  • Use of scuba equipment for pool session
  • Use of snorkeling equipment for pool session (we recommend you use your own if you have it)
  • Use of compass during open water dives
  • Tanks and weights for open water dives

Does not include:

  • Scuba Equipment (BCD, regulator, gauges) for open water dives. These items can be rented.
  • Snorkeling equipment (mask, snorkel, fins, booties) for open water dives. You will need to provide these.
  • Swimsuit, towel and personal hygiene items
  • Permit, transportation, lodging or meals

Option 2 – At the Blue Hole in Santa Rosa, NM

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Course Fee – please contact the Education Dept at 303-789-2450 or email at divers@a1scuba.com.

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Course Includes:

  • Academic Session to review material and take final exam.
  • 2 Open Water training dives
  • Use of scuba equipment for pool session
  • Use of snorkeling equipment for pool session (we recommend you use your own if you have it)
  • Use of compass during open water dives
  • Tanks and weights for open water dives

Does not include:

  • Scuba Equipment (BCD, regulator, gauges, wet suit) for open water dives. These items can be rented.
  • Snorkeling equipment (mask, snorkel, fins, booties) for open water dives. You will need to provide these.
  • Swimsuit, towel and personal hygiene items
  • Parking, permit, transportation, lodging or meals

Option 3 – At Chatfield Gravel Pond

Course Fee – please contact the Education Dept at 303-789-2450 or email at divers@a1scuba.com.

Click to view inclusions and exclusions at Chatfield Gravel Pond

Course Includes:

  • Academic Session to review material and take final exam.
  • 2 Open Water training dives
  • Use of scuba equipment for pool session
  • Use of snorkeling equipment for pool session (we recommend you use your own if you have it)
  • Use of compass during open water dives
  • Tanks and weights for open water dives

Does not include:

  • Scuba Equipment (BCD, regulator, gauges, wet suit). These items can be rented.
  • Snorkeling equipment (mask, snorkel, fins, booties) for open water dives. You will need to provide these.
  • Swimsuit, towel and personal hygiene items
  • Park permit, transportation, lodging or meals

To Sign Up Please Call

303 789-2450 and ask for the Education Department

Please note: Cancelling less than one week before the starting date will result in a forfeit of your course fee.

Where can I go from here?

Once you complete four SSI specialties and digitally log 24 dives you will automatically be sent your digital Level 3/Advanced Diver Recognition card.  There is no charge for this certification recognition.