Underwater Navigation


Fine-tune your underwater observation skills and learn to use your compass more accurately.

Be the diver everyone wants to follow and make your sense of direction legendary with the PADI Underwater Navigation 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.



You'll learn to use natural clues to navigate and also practice:

  • Methods to estimate distance underwater.
  • Compass navigation while making multiple turns
  • Marking or relocating a submerged object or position from the surface.
  • Underwater map making.


Prerequisites & Requirements

Age Requirement

  • 10 years or older Course


  • PADI (Junior) Open Water Diver (or qualifying entry-level certification)