Improve Your Navigation Skills!

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.

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.

What you can expect to learn

  • Use a diving compass
  • Navigate making multiple turns
  • Estimate distance underwater
  • Improve your navigation skills
  • Find the boat without surfacing
  • Learn natural navigation cues

Course Equipment Requirements

In addition to basic scuba gear, you will need a compass and underwater slate. Your PADI Instructor or local dive center staff may suggest other gear to help you stay oriented, such as marker buoys or lines and reels.

Course Prerequisites

Age Requirement: 

10 years or older

Course Prerequisites:

(Jr.) Open Water Diver or equivalent entry-level certification

How do I get Started?

Practice using a compass on the surface, then apply your skills underwater during three dives. Learn how to estimate distance, follow natural clues and practice finding your way back to the boat or shore.

How long will this take?

Entire Course: 2-3 days

How much is the course?


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