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PADI Underwater Navigator

What is it?

Good navigation is key to all divers. It can make the difference between having a fantastic dive and missing the dive site all together and is critical to your safety whilst diving. Knowing where you are underwater and where you are going is very important, especially if you are looking for an object or a particular site.


Who can take part?

To enrol on the PADI Underwater Navigator course you must have the PADI Open Water Diver qualification or equivalent qualification from another organisation.


What does the course involve?

You will begin by reading the Underwater Navigator manual and completing the knowledge review. You will then have a review with your instructor followed by three open water dives during which you will practice different navigation exercises and techniques. You will learn:

  • Procedures and techniques for planning and organising underwater navigation and problems and associated hazards.
  • Methods of estimating distances underwater.
  • Natural navigation techniques.
  • Dive site relocation techniques.
  • Compass navigation techniques.

Once you have completed this course you will be able to confidently navigate around a dive site, whether it is a familiar site or somewhere new to you. Completing the Underwater Navigator Speciality will ensure that you get the most out of each and every dive that you do.

How long will it take?

The course can be completed in a single day and is normally run on a Sunday at Capernwray.


How do I book a course?

We have courses running regularly throughout the year. Take a look at the course calendar for the next course dates. To book your place on the next course all we need is a £75 deposit. You will also need to get the course materials prior to commencing the course. You can either call in the shop to pay your deposit and collect the course materials, download the course booking forma and send it to us or simply ring us quoting your credit card number and we can post out the course materials to you (postage charged at cost).


Course Prices

Course Cost
Underwater Navigator Course £150
Underwater Navigation Manual £23.50

The course fees include provision of any equipment required, all tuition fees and certification fees to PADI. Entry fees and transport to dive sites are not included.

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