PADI Underwater Navigator Course

22,000 (inc GST)


The PADI Underwater Navigation Course is ideal for newly certified divers, or divers who are sick of getting lost.
The aim of the Underwater Navigation program is to:

  1. Develop your practical knowledge of underwater navigation
  2. To enable you to enjoy more your diving using navigational skills
  3. To increase your diving confidence, by taking the stress out of being able to navigate underwater
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One of a divers  biggest challenges is working out where we are underwater. This challenge is is easy to overcome, as navigation is an easy skill to learn if you receive the appropriated training

Program Structure
Navigation is a practical skill, for that reason we will spend the day diving in putting the theory in use. There are a total of three dives on the PADI Underwater Navigation course.  By the end of the day you will surprise yourself with your new found diving skills, as well as your added comfort in the water.

You will need full scuba gear and compass, that can be picked up at the store on the day prior the diving if required. Theory study must be done prior the Ocean session via PADI Navigation Manual, provided upon booking.

Dive #1

  • Measuring distance underwater: “kick cycles”
  • Compass use—reciprocal swim
  • Surface and u/w compass use
  • Introduction to square navigation patter

Dive #2

  • Underwater navigating patterns: square & hollow U’s
  • Fixing an underwater feature at the surface for relocation

Dive #3

  • Underwater orienteering exercise
  • Draw a map of underwater area


  • 10 years or older
  • Hold a PADI Open Water Certification or equivalent
  • Complete the diving Medical Questionnaire and seek medical clearance if required

What’s Included

  • FREE Gear Hire
  • PADI Underwater Navigation Manual
  • PADI Instructor tuition and administrative fees
  • PADI Underwater Navigator Diver International Certification Card upon completion of the programme