PADI Underwater Navigator
Be the diver everyone wants to follow and make your sense of direction legendary with the PADI Underwater Navigator Specialty course.
The Fun Part
Finding your way is not a matter of luck! When everyone’s buzzing about a reef or checking out a shipwreck, they’re having a great time – until it’s time to go. Then they turn to you, because as a PADI Underwater Navigator, you know the way back to the boat.
Get College Credit
You may be able to earn college credit for the PADI Underwater Navigator Course.
What do I need to start?
Participants must hold a minimum diver certification of PADI Open Water Diver, or an equivalent rating
Minimum Age: 10 Years old
What will I do?
Underwater navigation can be challenging, but in the PADI Underwater Navigator Specialty course, you master the challenge. You learn the tools of the trade, including navigation via natural clues and by compass.
- Navigation patterns
- Natural navigation (without a compass)
- Compass navigation
- How to “mark” or relocate a submerged object or position from the surface
- Underwater map making
- How to follow irregular courses with the Nav-Finder
- Dive site relocation
- How to estimate distance underwater
How long will it take?
Minimum Open Water Training: Three dives over one - two days
Minimum Depth: 6 Meters Maximum of 20 Meters
What will I need?
You will need the PADI underwater navigation manual as completing the knowledge reviews are part of the course structure.
Where can I go from here?
The PADI Underwater Navigation Course is part of the PADI Diver Continuing Education Program, designed to encourage divers to further their Knowledge and Skills under the safe supervision of professional instructors. It combines well with other such courses such as the PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy Diver Specialty Course.