Next morning saw us up early for some quick study over breakfast. It was time for the big one…..Underwater Navigation. For some reason this one had us a bit nervous having never really learned about using a compass. In the end, once it was explained to us it became more interesting rather than worrying.

Working through the various exercises helped us learn about distances travelled underwater and keeping to an accurate direction. We were also taught to take more careful notice of things around us as we travelled along so as to have natural undersea features to use as markers.

All in all, a testing dive where we learned how to navigate ourselves around rather than just relying on the dive guide as we usually do. Other divers on the reef at the time commented on how we looked like we were concentrating too hard.

This was our final dive to complete our Advanced Openwater Course…yahhh!!!!
These five dives were what we chose to do based upon the skills we wanted to gain. There are more electives and others may better suit your diving adventures.Thanks to Phil Jones of Hideaway Island Dive for his clear, professional instruction.

Now it was time to pack up our bags and leave Hideaway Island and head over to Port Vila.

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