• Underwater Navigation

Underwater Navigation

Scuba divers can successfully reach their intended mark by integrating natural navigational techniques (environmental observation) and their skill of using instruments like the compass.  Imagine the satisfaction and pride you feel navigating a distance or specific pattern and hitting your mark dead-on!

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Be the scuba diver everyone wants to follow because you know where you are and where you're going. The PADI Underwater Navigator course fine-tunes your observation skills and teaches you to more accurately use your compass underwater. If you like challenges with big rewards, take this course and have fun finding your way.


You'll learn to use natural clues to navigate and also practice:

  • Methods to estimate distance underwater.
  • Compass navigation while making multiple turns
  • Marking or relocating a submerged object or position from the surface.
  • Underwater map making.

Prerequisites & Requirements

Age Requirement

  • 10 years or older

Course Prerequisites

  • PADI (Junior) Open Water Diver (or qualifying entry-level certification)


Besides your basic scuba equipment, you'll need a compass and underwater slate. Your PADI Instructor or local dive center staff may suggest other gear to help you stay oriented, such as marker buoys or lines and reels.

What's Included

  • Three Navigation dives with instructors
  • Underwater Navigation diver eLearning materials
  • PADI Underwater Navigation Diver Digital Certification card

What's not Included

  • You are responsible for providing your own scuba quality personal gear.  Snorkel gear will not work for this course. We also offer Student discounts on these items.

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