PADI Underwater Navigator Course

What will you learn?

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.

Cost: $150+HST includes materials.

Additional Details:

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.

Also, the first dive of this program can be counted towards your PADI Advanced Open Water Diver rating.

How can you start learning now?

Visit our store to enroll in the course and get the PADI Underwater Navigator Crew-Pack that includes your manual and video. By studying before class, you’ll be better prepared to start practicing your navigational skills when you meet with your PADI Instructor.

What scuba gear will you use?

Besides your basic scuba gear, you’ll need a compass and underwater slate or underwater notebook with waterproof paper.  Our staff may suggest other gear to help you stay oriented, such as marker buoys or lines and reels, which can be supplied by your instructor for the course.

Where do I go from here?

Here are some popular examples of courses commonly taken by graduates of this course:

  • Peak Performance Buoyancy
  • Aware Fish Identification
  • Underwater Naturalist
  • Diver Propulsion Vehicle Diver
  • Night Diver
  • Advanced Open Water Diver
  • Search & Recovery