Underwater Navigator

  • Navigating Pair
  • Underwater Navigation
  • Compass

Many scuba divers rely on more experienced divers to navigate the waters, but just imagine how liberating it would be if you could be the one to lead the way. Not only would you feel safer and more confident on your dives, but you could, one day with more training and experience, become the dive guide you used to rely on.

It certainly isn’t a skill that comes overnight. There are many techniques for underwater navigation, including the use of underwater features – like direction of current, interesting landmarks, depth variance and ripples in the sand. But even the best diver can easily get muddled when relying on visual cues alone, especially in poor visibility or in a featureless environment. So, following the underwater road sometimes calls for more reliable methods such as using a compass.  And while this technique is not difficult, it takes some time to master.

If you want to become an expert at navigating the seas from a new perspective, call Dive Wellington and enrol in the PADI Underwater Navigator course. You will learn how to navigate the waters naturally and by using compass. Throughout the course, you will learn navigation patterns, underwater map marking, how to estimate distance, how to mark or relocate a submerged object and dive site relocation. With your new found skill set, you will be able to confidently lead the way on your next dive.

Underwater Navigation is a challenging course however once these skills are mastered it will change your diving completely!

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Important Info

Summary info about the 'Underwater Navigator' course:

Prerequisite Certification:

  • Open Water Diver
  • Junior Open Water Diver

Minimum Age:


Course Content:

  • 3 Open Water Dives



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