By Jose Cernuda
Most Dive Classes Completely Miss The Mark When It Comes To Teaching The Kind Of Navigation You'll Need To Use Most Often!
Let me ask you a question:
Have you ever been on a dive and either been lost and had to make an ascent to do a boat check? Or, have you felt that the only reason you weren’t lost was because you were hoping that the person you were following actually knew how to navigate the site you were on?
The problem of getting lost on a dive is more serious than you may think. In fact, as an instructor living in South Florida where SCUBA diving is very popular, I see the stories all the time about divers who were lost at sea. It’s pretty easy to get lost and unfortunately, if it happens the outcome isn’t always pretty
As you probably know, this problem is so well known that Hollywood has even made movies about it happening to divers. The scary part is that the movies were supposed to be based on real life events.
In fact, the problem of divers getting lost at sea has occurred frequently enough that most dive agencies have now made it mandatory to carry a Submersible Marker Buoy or SMB on every dive.
They want to give you a fighting chance at getting found just in case you surface away from the dive boat.
You see, one of the gaping holes in most dive classes today is navigation. Even more specifically, most classes completely miss the mark when it comes to teaching you how to use the environment as a navigation tool.
Knowing how big of a problem this is, and knowing that the most common type of navigation that you need to master is natural navigation, we decided to create a complete video course called: Natural Navigation Mastered.
You see, Natural navigation is something that takes time to teach and today's classes are just not set up to take the time needed to teach this important diving technique.
How do we know?
It’s because we are SCUBA instructors. We have a combined 30 years of experience teaching SCUBA diving both privately and at a University level. We’ve been involved in hundreds of technical dives and coached well over 1000 students over the years.
In all this time, if there’s one skill we’ve seen divers struggle with its natural navigation!
And here’s the thing that’s surprising, natural navigation can be easy! You just have to understand how it works, what to look for, and how to apply the techniques and tricks that many advanced divers use but are rarely taught in dive classes.
“Natural Navigation Mastered” is a step by step video course which is delivered inside our secure member’s area. It’s designed to show you all the fine details involved in natural navigation that frankly, we wish someone had shown us when we first got started diving.
Because of this, we sat down and started to document all the techniques which we’ve taught our students over the years along with the tricks and hacks that we use ourselves when we go diving.
It turns out that a lot of what we use in the real world is simply not taught anywhere. You will not find many of these techniques in any textbook or agency guide.