Chartwork and Position Fixing

Chartwork and Position Fixing is one of my favourite courses that I run. We operate out of Milford Haven in West Wales. The reason I enjoy it so much is that it is a practical course and you learn by doing, whilst being out on the water.

BSAC’s Chartwork and Position Fixing course is a hands-on course designed for anyone wanting to learn and practise the navigation skills needed to plan more adventurous diving and put diving projects with a purpose into action within a club or centre.

The Chartwork and Position Fixing course is open to anyone and it’s a great way to get non-divers involved in the club, especially if they have family members who dive, as the course covers dive-trip planning and practical surface-navigation skills. No diving qualification is necessary to take part.

This two-day course includes a day afloat to consolidate your practical navigation skills following a day of theory sessions, dry practical sessions, and planning.

You will develop your overall knowledge of planning for more exciting exploratory diving, including:

  • learning about what nautical charts can tell you
  • working out the tides
  • how to fix your position at sea
  • how to locate dive sites
  • how to plan and carry out a voyage

At the end of the Chartwork and Position Fixing course you will be able to find enough useful information about potential dive sites from nautical charts and other resources to get involved in planning diving to sites that your club may not regularly visit, and will have the practical skills to carry out your voyage plans.

If you want to do this course, please get in touch on 07534 387152 or use this form to book on;

Chart work and position fixing training course

Published by Mark Lewis Adventures

I am a passionate adventurer, loving being in the mountains walking, climbing, scrambling as much as I love being under the water exploring shipwrecks, mines and caverns, or in search of treasure in the depths. My real passion lies in combining mountains and water and as such you’ll often find me either in the mountains altitude diving, or in the mountains ice diving. Both exhilarating and peaceful – allowing me to regenerate the inner me, whilst pushing myself physically and mentally.

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