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Forest Jump (A Short Freerunning/Orienteering Film)

A short film filmed to promote Orienteering and to make it more widely known, 'cooler' if you may by adding a twist of freerunning and parkour to it! The idea behind the video is where one competitor is dreaming about the race the next day and fantasizing about what it'll be like, doing flips through the forest and moving really efficiently, then suddenly at the end his opponent is beating him and so the only thing left to do is to throw he brikke at the control, and then he awakes from his dream, confident and motivated about the race. We shot this video for Moravian Orienteers which both Harry and I belong to and compete regularly! (well mainly me!)

I hope this video appealed to you and gave you the urge to try it out! To contact Moravian Orienteers for more information go to their website!


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2016 World Orienteering Day, Kaposvár, Hungary

Tájfutás Világnapja
Berzsenyi park, Kaposvár
2016.05.11.

Kapos Sport, 2016.05.16.
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Training camp 2017

Training camp of czech team in Liberec 2017
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World Cup-Final in Underwater Orienteering

Награждение Эстонских спортсменов
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Russian Underwater Federation

Кубок Белого Моря

Underwater Navigation How To Use A SCUBA Compass

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The most commonly used SCUBA navigation device is the compass. All divers have one and should carry it with them whenever they descend into the abyss. We all know that there is no such thing as an underwater GPS for Divers! Unfortunately, many of us, including myself when I first started, do not really know how to correctly use the compass to navigate underwater.

The parts of the compass:
The Card:
This is the part of the compass that has the degrees and the letters that determine direction
The Bessel:
This a rotating piece of plastic on the outside of the compass which can be rotated to help us read our heading
The Lubber Line:
This line is fixed on the compass' face and is used to help us read our heading.
The Side Window:
This is a window on the side of the compass that makes it easier for us to see our heading.
**Note that a digital compass does not have all these parts**

How to Use a Compass for Underwater Navigation
The first thing we need to go over is how to hold your compass when underwater. This is important because different compasses are mounted in different ways. Not knowing how to hold a compass can cause you to get an incorrect heading
Taking a heading
A heading is the number attached to the direction you are traveling in. It will always fall between 0 and 360 and is commonly known as degrees.
The Reciprocal course
This is a very common question. Because we take headings in a circle from 0 to 360 degrees, it is possible to calculate your reciprocal, or opposite heading. To do this we use something called the add subtract 180 rule. It requires a little math, but it is not difficult.
How to use your compass to assist in natural navigation.
It is a great idea to use your compass in conjunction with natural navigation. This is a very good way of avoiding tunnel vision, something that occurs when you are laser focused on your compass and you do not notice what is happening around you. I have seen it happen more than once that a student will focus so singularly on their compass that they will swim right passed the ascent line without even noticing it.
What if there is a cross current?
There are times when you will be swimming with a current coming across your body rather than in front or behind you. The idea here is to slightly deviate your swimming by slightly directing yourself into the current to compensate. Of course, this is not an exact science, but it will allow you to compensate for the current and get you closer to your destination.
I hope this has helped you understand the ins and outs of using a compass as a SCUBA navigation device. If you want to learn more all aspects of underwater navigation, you may be interested in b our course SCUBA navigation mastered. It provides a comprehensive course on all aspects of navigation. Click the link or the button below.

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In it, we go over several often-overlooked tools that you can use to navigate. Many of these tools are not reviewed by instructors so you definitely want to check it out.

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European Championship Germany 2016

European Championship Germany 2016

Underwater Target Shooting Championship | Trans World Sport

Trans World Sport travelled to Dubai to report on the inaugural International Underwater Target Shooting Championship.

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Court 2 Tuesday Practice Sessions - 20th CMAS Underwater Hockey World Championships

Amfiprion Olecko - Podwodna Orientacja / Underwater Orienteering

Materiał filmowy z II Ogólnopolskich Mistrzostw Płetwonurków w Orientacji Podwodnej Olecko 2012

Produkcja WhiYou [ Youdzin,Whiskas ]
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European championship StoritzSee

ME StoritzSee

Underwater orienteering in Kharkiv region

Underwater Orienteering - La Gravière du Fort, Holtzeim, juin 2015

Underwater Orienteering - Orientierungstauchen - World Championchips 1985

The fascinating and dynamic sport Underwater Orienteering is a mixture of finswimming and orienteering race. It is recognised by the IOC in the categorie of Underwater Sports.

This movie was recorded at the World Championchips 1985 in Neuglobsow/ Germany.
Enjoy watching these breathtaking pictures!
More information on or flossenschwimmen.leistungssport.vdst.de
P.S. The Torpedo is the bottle with compressed air...

Underwater Orienteering 2015

underwater orienteering in germany 2015
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Underwater Orienteering 2015

UO/ germany in summer 2015

best of - european championship underwater orienteering Spain 2012

best of - european championship underwater orienteering Spain 2012
Team Germany
Europameisterschaften im Orientierungstauchen Spanien 2012
Deutsche Nationalmannschaft

Underwater Orienteering in Germany

Underwater Orienteering in Germany

Underwater orienteering - World Cup Modena 2016

1. round World Cup in Modena (Italy)
disciplines: 5 points, team event

Underwater orienteering season 2019

Czech team in season 2019

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