PADI Underwater Navigator Specialty

PADI Underwater Navigator Specialty


Course Length: 2 Days/3 Dives

Prerequisites: Open Water Diver

Current (12 months): RSTC Medical Statement



Knowing where you are & where you’re going makes a big difference to how much fun you have when Scuba diving.  With some well honed under water navigation skills you can make your diving more relaxing & may be the difference between finding a special spot underwater – or not.  Try the PADI Underwater Navigator Specialty and improve your chances with proven navigation techniques for SCUBA Divers.

Why take the PADI Underwater Navigator Specialty Course?

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 along with Specialty level Navigation skills used by experts in underwater navigation.

What’s involved in the course

We will cover all the basics you need to become an expert underwater navigator including 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 and how to follow irregular courses with the Nav-Finder.

Who can take the course

To take this course you must have an Open Water Diver or Junior Open Water Diver certification and be at least 10 years old.

When does the course is run

All our specialties run regularly year round. Our training staff can work out an individual schedule for the specialty courses that interest you.

Where does the course is run

There is a Knowledge Development portion then for the dives we head to one of the many local Porirua or Wellington dive sites.

How do I sign up?

Drop by the shop or give us a call to work out your Specialty Course timetable. Remember you need 5 Specialties to qualify for the PADI Master Scuba Diver rating.