PADI UNDERWATER NAVIGATOR SPECIALTY COURSE
Underwater Navigation skills are much more than luck ! Learn how to navigate with an underwater compass or maybe even a ‘Nav-Finder’ for more complex navigation patterns. Save time and energy, and be the envy of the dive group, by finding your way back to the boat or shore with ease.
The PADI Underwater Navigator Specialty Course – £130
PADI Underwater Navigator course – prerequisites
PADI Open Water Diver (or have a qualifying certification from another organisation)
(Minimum age: 10 years old)
Underwater Navigation – Learn about
- Natural navigation (without using a compass)
- Compass navigation
- Navigation patterns
- Map making (underwater)
- Distance estimation underwater
- Dive site relocation
- Using a Nav-Finder
Underwater Navigator – Learning Materials
The PADI Navigation crewpak is not included in the price* which includes all the materials to complete
the Navigation specialty course, and is available from the Dive Shop.
The topics that are covered in the Manual & DVD include
- How to make accurate navigation
- Search patterns (easy and complex)
- Natural navigation
- Compass navigation
What’s included in the price?
- Your own dedicated private PADI Navigation Specialty Instructor
- Rental of a complete set of modern scuba equipment (regularly maintained and serviced)
- Classroom sessions if required
- Three scuba dives in the open water environment
- Navigation skills and exercises
- The PADI Underwater Navigator Certification Card
Underwater Navigation – The Benefits
Can you think of a dive where neutral buoyancy skills aren’t important? The Peak Performance Buoyancy Specialty course will greatly enhance your comfort and safety for every dive, by improving ascents and descents, equipment trimming for streamline diving, and body positioning. Underwater navigation is an important skill no matter what type of scuba diving you’re doing. It’s especially useful when night diving, wreck diving or when you’re searching to recover a lost item underwater
Wreck Diver - Good navigation comes in very handy when diving on a wreck, because wrecks tend to have tight gangways and open passages that can be explored, and divers usually like to return to the ascent line to make a long safety stop. It also helps the diver to avoid potential hazards that are found on wrecks like fishing nets, sharp rusty metal, and collapsed structures.
Night Diver - Forgive me for stating the obvious, but night diving has limited visibility right ?
Therefore good navigation skills are very important for night diving to avoid colliding with underwater reefs and structures. Most night dives require a reciprocal dive to avoid the danger of moving boat traffic in the dark, so it’s important to be able to find your way back to the exit point on a night dive.
Search and Recovery - As you may expect, if you’re underwater searching for a lost object, it helps if you know how to make thorough search patterns. This specialty course develops the students skills to be able to search and recover all kinds of objects such as boat anchors, scuba gear and maybe even lost treasure.
PADI Master Scuba Diver - The PADI Underwater Navigator specialty course can be credited towards the highest rating in recreational diving, the Master Scuba Diver.
Please note that all prices are subject to change without prior notice and the prices that are quoted assume that all PADI prerequisites have been met to start the specific course and do not include the required PADI diving manuals and/or crewpacks*