Chartwork and Position Fixing

This is one of my favorite courses that I run. This is based on my boat Scavenger. 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.

In order to get more dives in the beautiful Pembrokeshire waters, feel free to join our dive club called BSAC Scavenger Dive Boat Club. Also, find us on Facebook here.

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 Diving & Mountaineering Instructor

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. I am a Mountain Instructor (MIA), a Winter Mountain Leader, a Scuba Diving Instructor (BSAC, TDI, SDI, IANTD), a skipper for CAT3 waters up to 25mtr and as I’ve built this experience over time, I have written about it and published those works. In addition I am a Chartered Manager with CILT, a member of the institute of Engineering & Technology, a Fellow of the Institute of Leadership & Management and a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society. I help people fulfill their goals in the Mountains (Worldwide), Scuba Diving (Worldwide), provide location support worldwide for the media and assist with technical and safety support whenever requested. For a full picture of me please check out my linkedin profile -

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