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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.

What will you learn?

You’ll learn the tools of the trade, including navigation using natural clues and by following compass headings.

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

Dives Needed

You will need to complete three open water dives to complete this specialty.


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.

Course Cost

$159 (includes book)

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