Have you and your buddy ever had to abandon a dive because you were lost? Being able to navigate underwater effectively benefits divers in every aspect of the dive from reducing confusion, reducing physical effort, conserving air to making sure that you don’t miss that special feature you are searching for.

The PADI Underwater Navigation specialty helps divers to utilise natural references, transects of landmarks and also compass patterns for effective navigation.

Sign up for the course today and immerse yourself in navigating a predetermined course, measuring distance with elapsed time and fin kicks and practice using underwater objects to guide you back to your starting point! One of the most fun specialty courses, never get lost again!

Diving in the Reef
Course Overview​

  • Planning, organization, procedures, techniques, problems & hazards of underwater navigation

  • Methods of estimating distances underwater

  • Natural navigation techniques

  • Using underwater navigation patterns

  • Dive site relocation techniques

  • Compass navigation techniques

Course Prerequisites

Knowledge Development

Knowledge development is based on a self-study method, allowing you to study in your own time, at your own pace. Home study is backed up by an academic session with your PADI Instructor, to ensure full understanding of the course material.

Confined/Open Water Dives


  • 3 Open Water Dives

Price Includes​

  • PADI Underwater Navigation Course Materials

  • PADI Certification Fee

Continue The Adventure...

Now that you have mastered the techniques for underwater navigation, why not put these skills to good use during the PADI Night Diver Specialty course. Explore your favourite dive sites at night using your perfected navigational skills and see the most familiar sites take on a different appearance.

If you have completed 5 PADI Specialties & the PADI Rescue Diver course and have 50 logged dives, you qualify to register as a PADI Master Scuba Diver, the highest non-professional diver rating within PADI.