Fine-tune your underwater observation skills and learn to use your compass more accurately. 

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.

Course Prerequisites

  • PADI Open Water Divers or higher. 
  • Minimum age 10

 What You Will Learn 

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.

Performance Requirements

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

To achieve certification, you will need to:

  • Complete the Underwater Navigation eLearning. 
  • Complete (2) training dives with an Instructor.

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