Learning to effectively find your way around underwater is an important skill for any diver. The Navigation program helps you understand natural navigation and how to integrate a compass into your diving. You will learn how to use a compass and other navigation techniques, to leave and return to a designated point.
Remember, Club Members receive special pricing!
The Navigation Specialty is a one night classroom, followed by a confined water session and an Open Water dive which can be completed locally or on an Oceanic Ventures Escorted Adventure.
To benefit most from the course, you should complete all of the reading and textbook exercises prior to attending class. You will also need a total diving system including weights, and cylinders. The weight cylinders can be rented for the program from Oceanic Ventures
Like any training program, your ratings and certification cards will be awarded when earned and by completing all of the requirements and paperwork.
Not Included: Total Diving System, transportation to the open water sessions (car pool can be arranged), park entrance fees, cylinders and air fills for open water sessions.
Required Equipment beyond Basic System: Your instructor will work with you to determine what is best for your needs and goals (please wait and talk to your instructor prior to purchasing new equipment so you don’t purchase things you may not be able to use in the program)
Become eligible for the 2018 Master Diver Challenge and Drawing
Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Ann Keibler at 713.523.3483 or via email.
Open Water Certification and 18 years old or 15 with parent consent.
Open Water Navigation
Club Aquarius members will receive 10% off the trip.
(Club membership entitles you to discounts on many of our classes, invitations to special events, special Member previews and much much more.).
Oceanic Ventures, Inc
5808 Newcastle Dr.
Houston, TX 77401-3214
Phone: 713-523-DIVE (3483)
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Ann really took her time helping to fit my niece with her first mask and fins. We so appreciated the personal attention, and we loved that she was open to talking about dive certification, but she wasn't giving us the hard sell. We live out toward Tomball but would happily drive back here vs. going to a nearby competitor simply for the service.
They gave been wonderful all the way. My son started in Scuba Rangers and now we are both certified; thank you for taking care of us!
I loved the course!
They are great with children!
I will never forget diving with my teen aged son for the first time. Thank you for the memories.
Eric is a real ambassador for the rebreather world. Thanks for all of your hard work.
I really enjoyed my Technical Diver Course and I learned a lot.
Best Dive Shop I've ever used. I've been diving since 1984 and you will not find more talented staff anywhere else. They are small, family owned and service oriented #1. You get personal service from start to finish from people who actually dive all over the world. I've taken simple to advance courses from them and the trainers are excellent. Dive trips are well organized to unique locations and always fun. This type of depth of knowledge is very difficult to find, especially in Texas.
Great dive shop with wonderful instructors to share your passion for the underwater world. They have fun for the whole family from kids diving programs through advanced diving. Checkout their scuba diving vacation to some of the best diving in the world. I really like the Diva dive vacation to Grand Cayman.
I have been to many scuba stores in Houston and this one is by far the best. Most scuba stores have a couple of salespersons who will show you one of the 40 types of fins and 10 types of regulators that they have in stock and immediately try to sell these to you. Most of these same stores really cater only to people just getting certified. Oceanic ventures has a very different business model. While they do have an inventory, it is not as large as other stores. The difference is that they really try to foster a dive community. It works. People come back again and again. Further, unlike many stores, they teach just about everything possible. If you want to teach your child how to snorkel, they teach that. If you want to learn how to dive 350 feet down on a rebreather using helium gas mixes and several additional scuba tanks, they teach that. They teach everything in between. Not many stores do that. Additionally, the staff is very knowledgeable about all the equipment they sell. You will never get an "I don't know about that" type of answer.
People choose their friends carefully just as they should choose their adventure partners and Scuba Diving Instructors. Oceanic Ventures is the premier scuba dive shop in Houston, Texas, and the Southwest because of our exceptional service and our sense of adventure. In talking with our clients and friends, people choose us for a number of reasons such as: Passion – We love what we do and we want to share the beauty and excitement of the underwater world with everyone we meet. Caring- Our clients tell us they love us because we truly care about people and strive to make their scuba diving experiences safe, fun and enjoyable. Professional – Our staff members are the … [Read more …]