PADI UNDERWATER NAVIGATION
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!
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
You must be certified as a PADI Open Water Diver/PADI Junior Open Water Diver (or have a qualifying certification from another training organisation similar to that of a PADI Open Water Diver/PADI Junior Open Water Diver)
Be 10 years of age or older
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
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.