How do I swim
from here to there and back again?
How will using
a compass improve my diving skills?
If I find an interesting site underwater,
how do I re-find it in the future?
Under water navigation is not luck! By using
a compass and basic navigation skills underwater
you will be able to navigate out from a
shore entry and return with little to no
surfacing to re-check your location. You
will also be able to "mark" or
relocate objects using basic navigational
skills taught during the PADI Underwater
You will also learn basic underwater orienteering
skills, that is how to navigate without
The purpose of the PADI Underwater
Navigator course is to familiarise divers
with the skills, knowledge, planning, organisation,
procedures, techniques, problems, hazards
and enjoyment of navigating underwater.
You will learn about distance estimation,
natural navigation (without a compass),
and compass navigation. You will develop
the ability to perform important skills,
including relocating a submerged object
or position from the surface, underwater
map making and application, and practice
several navigation patterns.