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Navigation buoyancy course?

Discussion in 'Dive Training' started by EasyDiver, Mar 11, 2010.

  1. EasyDiver

    EasyDiver New Member

    I am considering building and donating a navigation buoyancy course to lake 288 and would like input on best way to set it up.
    I have the hoops designed so that they can be set at different depths and will not float away or have strings to be tangled up in.

    I was thinking about how to lay them out, would it be best to have them be a fixed distance apart with headings on each one to the next one? (divers will not be able to easily move them). should they be in a square? how many would be sufficient? 4? 10? I guess some should be one body length apart so that we can use only buoyancy to go through them. Ideas? comments?:piratewithhat2:
  2. ReefHound

    ReefHound Divemaster

    Sounds like a good plan.

    For the buoyancy I'd put them at various depths and distances (5-15 feet) apart facing different ways. There's one at Blue Lagoon.

    I guess you are thinking of laying out a path for a navigation course? Maybe a 100' square at 20' depth. The diver will know if he is on track but viz is not good enough to let him cheat much. On the other hand, part of navigation by compass is sensing when you have gone too far and trusting only your instruments, then finding out at the end how you did.
  3. spring_diver

    spring_diver New Member

    Good idea ..

    EasyDiver: it's a great idea. 288 Lake, much like Blue Lagoon, is almost always a nav dive anyways .. :) .. Next to bouyancy control, I think nav abilities are among those important skills generally under-performed by alot of divers ..
  4. barracuda

    barracuda New Member

    what are you making them out of ?
    if you need help drop me a line

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