Be the scuba diver everyone wants to follow and make your sense of direction legendary with the PADI Underwater Navigator Specialty course. Finding your way is not a matter of luck! When everyone’s buzzing about a reef or checking out a shipwreck, they’re having a great time - until it’s time to go. Then they turn to you, because as a PADI Underwater Navigator, you know the way back to the boat.
Being able to navigate underwater effectively benefits divers in every aspect of the dive from reducing confusion, reducing physical effort, conserving air to making sure that you don’t miss that special feature you are searching for. The PADI Underwater Navigation specialty helps divers to utilize natural references, transects of landmarks and also compass patterns for effective navigation.
During your PADI Underwater Navigator Specialty course, you'll learn underwater navigation dive procedures, techniques, planning, organization and potential problems. You'll also be introduced to natural navigation, underwater patterns, distance estimation and further your compass navigation skills. You'll put these into practice during your three open water dives
Minimum Open Water Training: three dives over two days
The course consists of a knowledge development session & 3 Open water dives which will cover:
Planning, organization, procedures, techniques, problems & hazards of underwater navigation
Methods of estimating distances underwater
Natural navigation techniques
Using underwater navigation patterns
Dive site relocation techniques
Compass navigation techniques
Knowledge development is based on a self-study method, allowing you to study in your own time, at your own pace. Home study is backed up by an academic session with a PADI Instructor, to ensure full understanding of navigational theory.
Open Water Dives
Students must complete 3 Open Water dives to certify as a PADI Underwater Navigator. During these dives you will cover distance estimation using both time & kick cycle techniques, correct compass usage and natural/compass navigation to navigate predetermined courses.
PADI Open Water Diver or Junior Open Water Diver certified (or equivalent certification)
Minimum age: 10 years old
Get five specialty ratings including deep and navigation and you're on your way to becoming a PADI Master Scuba Diver
Padi Dive Center Scubaworld provide PADI Scuba Diving Courses, guided leisure dives, try dives and diving for kids along the Costa Blanca in Spain covering: Torrevieja, Playa Flamenca,Orihuela Costa, La Marina, San Miguel de Salinas, Punta Prima, Cabo Roig, Campoamor, San Pedro del Pinatar, San Javier, La Manga, Murcia, Cartagena and Cabo de Palos.