Fine-tune your underwater observation skills and learn to use your compass more accurately. This course may count towards college credit, ask your instructor.
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.
If you’re a PADI (Junior) Open Water Diver who is at least 10 years old, you can enrol in the PADI Underwater Navigator Specialty course.
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.
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.
Besides your basic scuba equipment, you’ll need a compass and underwater slate. Your Phoenix PADI Instructor may suggest other gear to help you stay oriented, such as marker buoys or lines and reels.
As soon as you sign up (added the course to your cart and payment cleared) with Phoenix Divers to do your PADI Adventure Navigation Diver Course, you will receive an email with the learning information you need.
You will also get a PADI Underwater Navigator Crew-Pak that includes your manual and video. By studying before class, you’ll be better prepared to start practising your navigational skills when you meet with your PADI Instructor.
Your Phoenix Divers PADI Instructor will then contact you about scheduling time for practical training. You will undergo 3 practical days, usually over weekends.