10+ years old
PADI Open Water Diver
Minimum open water training: three dives in one day
Recommended Course Hours: 24
When you're underwater, knowing where you are and where you're going comes in handy, especially if you're looking for that beautiful reef that you've heard all about. The PADI Underwater Navigator Specialty course will help you become a pro at finding your way underwater.
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.
The fun part
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.
What will 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.
You will learn:
Natural navigation (without a compass)
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
You may be able to get college credit for PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course.