SSI's Open Water Diver training introduces students to the fundamentals of underwater navigation, but many entry-level divers are content to simply follow their Dive Master from point to point on a dive. Understanding how to navigate a dive site increases your comfort and confidence during your underwater adventures. Advanced navigation skills enable you and your buddy to safely navigate a dive from start to finish. By using a compass or observing your natural surroundings, you will learn the navigation skills necessary to master your marine environment. Properly developing these skills requires time and practice and in-water experience that can only be gained by going diving.