Underwater Navigation Specialty

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 You’ll Learn

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.


Course fee: $225

Equipment and manual not included.

What You’ll Need


To start your PADI Underwater Navigation specialty course, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Hold an Open Water Diver certification or Junior Open Water Diver from PADI or equivelant from another recognized scuba diver training organization
  • Be 10 years or older

In addition to your scuba equipment (mask, snorkel, fins, BCD, regulator, weights, tanks, exposure suit and dive computer), you will also need the following:

  • dive slates with pencil
  • compass

Upcoming Specialty Courses

Group Trips

You can complete the underwater navigation course on any of these trips: