Be the diver everyone wants to follow and make your sense of direction legendary with the PADI Underwater Navigator Specialty course.
What You Learn
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
You must be a certified Open Water Diver & over 12 years of age.
The Gear You Use
Students are required to have a full set of scuba gear, along with a compass and underwater slate. We also recommend that students get marker buoys or lines and reels, to help keep you stay oriented. Rental equipment is 50% off for all students that require some.
Learning Materials You Need
Students read through and complete all sections and knowledge reviews of the Underwater Navigator Manual prior to the start of class.
Your Next Adventure
Underwater navigation is an important skill no matter what type of scuba diving you’re doing. It’s especially useful when night diving, wreck diving or when you’re searching to recover a lost item underwater.
For more information about this or other PADI courses have a chat with one of the DIVE SOURCE Team members.