Do the PADI Underwater Navigator with Stellar Divers and you will become the diver everyone wants to follow because of your new found legendary sense of direction. Finding your way is not a matter of luck! When everyone’s buzzing about a reef or checking out a shipwreck, they’re having a great time – until it’s time to go. Then they turn to you, because as a PADI Underwater Navigator, you know the way back to the boat.
What You Learn:
Underwater navigation can be challenging, but in the PADI Underwater Navigator Specialty course, you master the challenge. You learn the tools of the trade, including
- Navigation via natural clues and by compass.
- Navigation patterns
- Natural navigation (without a compass)
- Compass navigation
- How to “mark” or relocate a submerged object or position from the surface
- Underwater map making
- How to follow irregular courses with the Nav-Finder
- Dive site relocation
- How to estimate distance underwater
The Scuba Gear You Use:
You will use the basic scuba diving equipment, some scuba accessories such as a dive slate and an underwater compass.
The Learning Materials You Need:
Accurate navigation is based on thoughtful preparation. With that in mind: PADI’s Navigation eManual includes everything needed to complete the Underwater Navigation specialty.
The eManual previews the navigation skills you’ll practice with your instructor both on land and underwater.
PADI Open Water Diver or Junior Open Water Diver (or qualifying certification from another organisation)
Be at least 10 years old
This course has a short knowledge study requirement however it is home study orientated all done via eLearning.
Your Next Adventure with Stellar Divers:
Underwater navigation is an important skill no matter what type of scuba diving you’re doing. It’s especially useful when night diving, wreck diving or when you’re searching to recover a lost item underwater.
To start this course just visit our eLearning Digital Hub or Contact the Dive Team. To view all Stellar Divers PADI Course options & our latest prices please visit our full PADI Course List, we look forward to hearing from you soon.