Underwater Navigator

Lead the Way Throughout the Entire Dive ...

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.


Underwater Navigation CourseNothing ruins a dive more than losing your way on a reef or a wreck and spending the rest of your dive struggling to find your way back.  Only you know how good your navigation skills are but you can't fake it underwater.  Learn how to plan a route and follow it perfectly to hit the mark head-on.  Over the course of your Navigation dives, you'll learn the tools of the trade, including navigation using natural clues and by following compass headings. During three scuba dives, you’ll practice:

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

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Additional Course Details:

Prerequisites PADI (Junior) Open Water Diver
Minimum Age 12 years old (10-11 years old by Instructor approval and may require a private course surcharge).
Student Provides Basic SCUBA equipment in addition to compass and slate, or it may be rented for the duration of the course (fees apply).
Required Materials Underwater Navigator Manual (included in course cost)
Recommend Books Encyclopedia of Recreational SCUBA Diving
Provided Equipment None
Course Cost $179 includes Lecture, Learning Materials and Training Dives
Additional Cost None

 Ready to Sign Up?

The PADI Underwater Navigator course does require registration prior to the start of class.  We offer FREE orientation sessions a week prior to the start of each class for an opportunity to learn more about the course and complete required forms.  Check out our course calendar to see which class works for you and then stop by or give us a call to reserve your spot.