PADI Underwater Navigation Course

PADI Underwater Navigation Course

DATES: Weekend, or weekdays on request

PRICE: £375

MINIMUM AGE: 10 years old


No one likes to stop and ask for directions. Why don’t you become the person that every scuba diver wants to follow, because of your stellar record of never getting lost? The PADI Underwater Navigator Course fine-tunes your observation skills and teaches you to more accurately use your compass underwater. If you like challenges with big rewards, find your way to our PADI Underwater Navigation course!

You’ll learn to use natural clues to navigate, as well as practicing methods to estimate distance underwater. You learn to properly use a compass to navigate while make multiple turns. Study underwater map making, and become versed in marking or relocating a submerged object or position from the surface. This course is three open water dives which are either conducted in Mercers Lake or Chepstow.


What’s Included?

PADI’s eLearning lets you read and watch videos about underwater navigating on your PC, Mac or tablet in preparation for the practical skills.

All equipment hire including compass and dive computer. Dry suit hire is available for qualified divers at an additional fee.

3 open water dives

Certification fee

*Does not include entry to the lake (£15-20) and £5 for additional air fills.

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Underwater Navigation Course Locations

We teach at various open water locations including:

Mercers Lake – our exclusive lake

NDAC Chepstow

The Skills You Will Learn on Your PADI Underwater Navigation course

In addition to reviewing how to navigate a straight line, you will learn how to:

  • Look for clues to help with natural navigation
  • Estimate distances using time and fin kick cycles.
  • Make use of your compass, while making multiple turns
  • Create an underwater map


The first dive of this PADI Specialty Diver course may credit as an Adventure Dive toward your Advanced Open Water Diver or Master Scuba Diver certification.

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To book your course or for more details please call 0800 699 0243.