Courses and Training

Underwater Navigator

Underwater Navigator

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.

If you’re a PADI (Junior) Open Water Diver who is at least 10 years old, you can enroll in the PADI Underwater Navigator Specialty course.

eLearning covers self-study material. Your dive shop will charge training fees.

Take This Course If You Want to

  • • Improve your navigation skills
  • • Find the boat without surfacing
  • • Learn natural navigation clues

Learn How to

  • • Use a diving compass
  • • Navigate making multiple turns
  • • Estimate distance underwater

Other Details

  • • Minimum age: 10 years or older
  • • Prerequisites: PADI (Junior) Open Water Diver (or qualifying entry-level certification)
  • • Total time commitment: 2-3 days
  • • eLearning time commitment: 2-4 hours

It’s easy to get disoriented underwater if you don’t know how to use a compass or natural navigation clues. Learn how to easily find your way back to boat or shore without returning to the surface and avoid long, exhausting swims.

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