Underwater Navigation 

PADI Specialties

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 around underwater.

Underwater Navigation

What you learn

You’ll learn the tools of the trade, including navigation using natural references 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


The PADI UNDERWATER NAVIGATION Specialty consists of three dives. If you are a certified AOWD Diver, and have completed your adventure dive as part of the AOW course, you can complete this Specialty faster. Please contact us to schedule.