5 Ideas to improve your skills in underwater navigation for diving
¿Have you ever feel lost underwater during a dive?
Underwater navigation is one of the most important skill to master, maybe the main one after buoyancy.
Navigation is vital for those who dive in waters with low visibility.
Elements to master :
1 – . Compass .It will be an essential element .
I trust the above even my personal judgment.
Learn to use it well and practice on every dive is vital to achieve some ease .
I suggest practicing, even though we have a dive master guiding us, only through practice we can improve . This is a skill that never stops improving .
2 – . Blackboard. In my opinion a blackboard wrist is also essential to have other means of communication .
It is very useful to write down directions, especially at the beginning of the dive.
. 3 – natural references .
3.1 – . Sunbeams looking angle of incidence.
4 – . How far it is? , is another skill that we need to practice and it is also important for underwater navigation.
We have several methods depending on the conditions and circumstances will use one or the other .
4.1 – Count fine cycles is perhaps the handiest , you need less material.
It can be a bit cumbersome if you do not get used to using another method.
4.2 – Time navigation.
4.3 – Air consumption .
4.4 Land – Marks . Eye larger image in both directions. the rock can look very different depending on where you looked .
4.5 -Reel we can even mark with different signs for different sizes .
5.- Think constantly to improve your skill in navigation.
Remember that practice makes perfect.
And if all else fails , we usually dive in controlled areas, quiet marrow they upload nothing happens slowly , do your safety stop , with your partner , and reorient or expect the rest of the group will be there soon.
Here I leave some ideas of simple exercises to start practicing :
Searches on reciprocal courses. At the beginning of each dive scores back on track and depth .
For a good reference for the turn .
Search paths runs.
Searches triangular paths.
Circular searches .
Searches with guidewire .
Then imagination power, thinks other forms , practical and still enjoying this wonderful world.
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