The vast majority of open water divers don’t trust their own ability to navigate underwater. This translates into many divers who don’t feel comfortable diving without a guide or instructor in the water with them.
When there are fewer divers in an area more sea life will come out and you will be able to get the most out of your dives. All we have to show you is how to find the boat or shore. There are many Advanced Navigation techniques we use to help you be able to navigate in any condition comfortably. These can be completed as a shore dive or boat dive depending on the student requirements and weather conditions. Sign up today!
This course only runs from May – October.
For more information about the course, signup process and paperwork please click around the tabs. Remember, if you get stumped or if you have questions that aren’t answered by the website you can always call (617) 277-2216 or shoot us an email at Brookline@ecdivers.com and we’ll do our best to help!
The most important form to fill out ahead of time is the medical. Go through the medical now and check to see if you need to answer “YES” to any of the questions. If so no big deal – you’ll just need to get a doctors’ sign-off before we can let you in the pool. The doctors’ note is in the same file as the medical – Just scroll down to the next page. Remember IF you answer “YES” to anything in the medical it is COMPULSORY to get a doctors’ note BEFORE getting in the pool.
This course is often done in conjunction with search and recovery. To do both you’ll have to sign up on the search and recovery page! To schedule, a session Give the shop a call, email or stop by in person!
We also offer Private courses for our specialties! These are typically an extra $100 on top of the regular fee’s.
1 person: $300 total- $300 per person
3 People: $810 total – $270 per person
2 People: $540 total – $270 per person
4 People: $1080 total – $270 per person
Sign Up and Scheduling: Much of the process is the same as normal classes, you’ll pay in advance and fill out much of the same paperwork. We have made a slightly modified form which you can find below. You’ll be emailed the password for this form as soon as you purchase the class!You’ll be doing all of your scheduling through Kim. She will be in contact as soon as you sign up for class to help schedule a session. If you have any questions before signing up feel free to send Kim an email directly at Kim@ecdivers.com
The Navigation course has an in-water portion that requires a full set of gear. If you have your own gear, we suggest making plans to carry all of that gear along with you.
*We require that students have their own specialty-specific gear for several of our courses. This equipment is necessary for the type of diving that you will be embarking upon during, and post certification. Please refer to the prerequisites section below for a list of the gear you will need to own for this course. We offer a 10% discount to all of our students who purchase this equipment through us as well as our famed 60 day return policy that will ensure that you are happy with everything that you buy. We appreciate your support of your local dive shop, which allows us to continue operations and offer the services that we do today****
If you need to rent any gear other than that listed in the prerequisites, you can do so with us below! For anything else check out the our rental page
Students must be at least 12 years or older.
This course is only available for certified divers.
Clear medical history or MD sign-off if necessary.
All students must provide their own mask, fins, and snorkel. A compass and all other necessary equipment can be rented.
One class session.
Two Navigation open water dives.
Internationally trained / certified instructor
Agency approved on-line course work.
Performance of skills such as Gear Setup, Pre-dive planning, proper use of natural navigation aids, proper use of compass and more.