Chartwork & Position Fixing


Chartwork & Position Fixing

Learn how to navigate


Hard Boat dive

As well as our own club RIB we often charter hard boats


We dive all over the world as well as the UK. This was a wreck in the Red Sea


We often dive the Farne Isles and we are usually greeted by friendly seals

Undersea Wonders

Red Sea? Barrier Reef? No, this photo was taken in Cornwall.

Tropical diving

The Red Sea offers warm and clear water

Moody Blue

Our club's own dive RIB

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Want to learn how to learn how to get a boat to a dive site and back?

This two-day classroom and practical course will teach you the basic techniques of marine navigation including how to locate a dive site. This will ultimately help you plan and manage dives undertaken by BSAC branches in any type of boat.
The course focuses on the techniques of chartwork, position fixing and navigation. This course goes hand-in-hand with the practical Boat Handling course.

Entry requirement 
This course is open to all. No diving qualification is needed to do this course.

What you’ll learn
The classroom-based lessons will teach you:

• chart basics and tides
• position fixing methods, GPS and radar
• how to find a dive site and voyage planning

Learning materials
Your course pack includes all the learning materials you need for the course. The pack includes: the Chartwork and Position Fixing course manual and a Qualification Card application.