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UNDERWATER NAVIGATOR The PADI Underwater Navigator Course

Underwater Navigator Course

Take the PADI Underwater Naturalist Specialty course and you’ll see new things, even on the most familiar scuba diving sites. Why? Because when know more about symbioses, underwater ecology, and aquatic plant and animal habitats, you notice behaviors and see creatures you may have previously missed. Learn more about the local ecosystem and take a closer look on your next scuba diving adventure. 

PADI (Junior) Open Water Divers who are at least 10 years old are eligible to take the Underwater Naturalist Specialty course.

 What You 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 Details

  • COURSE PRICE & DURATION: $265 (includes all course materials) 
  • Duration - as little as 2 days! 
  • COURSE CONTENTS: Knowledge development Three Open Water Dives   
  • EQUIPMENT REQUIRED: Normal Scuba GearCompass (provided)
  • RECOMMENDED TEXTS: PADI Underwater Navigator Manual & Video 
  • LINKS: Medical Statement (pdf) 

You may be able to get college credit for the Underwater Navigator course – ask your instructor.

Also, the first dive of this PADI Specialty Diver course may credit as an Adventure Dive toward your Advanced Open Water Diver certification – ask your instructor about earning credit.