Chartwork and Position Fixing

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.


The only prerequisite for this course is that you are an in date member of BSAC.


You’ll be awarded the Chartwork and Position Fixing SDC.

Course Dates

The currently planned courses are as shown below:

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Course Applications

This course is a great fit with the Marine Radio Operator (MRO) and Small Boathandling courses.  You’ll often find that they run sequentially over five days so you may wish to book all three together.

Click here for information about applying for a course.