Fine-tune your underwater observation skills and learn to use your compass more accurately. This course may count towards college credit, ask your instructor. Description 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 enroll in the PADI Underwater Navigator Specialty course. Academic You’ll learn to use natural clues to navigate and also practice: Methods to estimate distance underwater. Compass navigation while making multiple turns Marking or relocating a submerged object or position from the surface. Underwater map making. 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. You may be able to get college credit for the Underwater Navigator course – ask your instructor. Available Languages For information on other available languages please contact your PADI Dive Center. Equipment Besides your basic scuba equipment, you’ll need a compass and underwater slate. Your PADI Instructor or local dive centerstaff may suggest other gear to help you stay oriented, such as marker buoys or lines and reels. Getting Started Read and watch video about underwater navigation, then interact with knowledge checks in preparation for meeting with your PADI Instructor to schedule your three underwater navigation dives. Stop by your local PADI Dive Center or Resort> to enroll in the course and speak with your instructor if you have any questions about the course content. Underwater Navigator Add to cart Continuing-Education Underwater Navigator eLearning covers self-study material. Your dive shop will charge training fees. Please select a language SpanishFrenchDutchEnglish Don’t see your language? Add to cart Your Dive Shop Age Requirement 10 years or older Course Prerequisites PADI (Junior) Open Water Diver (or qualifying entry-level certification) Time Commitment Approximately 2-4 hours Advertisement More Courses Continuing Education Advanced Rebreather Diver Dive in silence and train to dive as deep as 40 metres/130 feet. Learn about scrubbers, oxygen consumption and bailout requirements including how to configure a bailout cylinder system. Continuing Education Altitude Diver Diving in altitudes higher than 300 metres/1000 feet above sea level is altitude diving. Discover a hidden world where only a few have ventured. Continuing Education AWARE Shark Conservation Sharks are an essential part of a healthy ocean. This course explores why they are vulnerable, the importance of a healthy shark population, managing threats and how to take action to protect them. Continuing Education Boat Diver This course helps you expand your knowledge about boats from small inflatables to large liveaboards. You'll gain experience scuba diving by completing two dives from a boat. Continuing Education Cavern Diver Gain the knowledge and skills to explore caverns correctly and safely. This course guides you to enter far enough for adventure, but stay within the light zone for an easy exit to open water. Continuing Education Coral Reef Conservation This course helps you appreciate the complexity of coral reef habitats and teaches how you can help conserve these vital systems.