Underwater Navigator Course

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

The Fun Part
With more than 75 local shore dive sites to choose from, becoming an underwater navigator is one of the greatest skills you can master!

Get College Credit
You may be able to earn college credit for the PADI Underwater Navigator Course.

Underwater Navigator Requirements

What You Learn
Underwater navigation can be challenging, but in the PADI Underwater Navigator Specialty course, you master the challenge. You learn the tools of the trade, including navigation via natural clues and by compass.

  • Navigation patterns
  • Natural navigation (without a compass)
  • Compass navigation
  • How to “mark” or relocate a submerged object or position from the surface
  • Underwater map making
  • How to follow irregular courses with the Nav-Finder
  • Dive site relocation How to estimate distance underwater