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Chartwork and Position Fixing

Chartwork and Position Fixing
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.

How to do this course...

If you are a member:
You can do the Chartwork and Position Fixing course either at a BSAC Regional Event, at a commercial BSAC Seamanship Centre or in your BSAC club. Not all clubs run their own Chartwork and Position Fixing courses, please check with your Diving Officer if you are interested.

If you are not a BSAC member:
You can do this course by joining a local BSAC club and training with other club members or through a BSAC Regional Event. Or you could do the course at a BSAC Seamanship Centre.

Your next steps
After this course you could further your training by doing another Skill Development Courses such as the ones listed below. Or you could progress with a Diver Grade Course.
 
Diver Coxswain 
Outboard Engine and Maintenance

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