Be the scuba diver everyone wants to follow because you know where you are and where you’re going. 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, take this course and have fun finding your way.
If you’re an Open Water Diver who is at least 10 years old, you can enroll in the Underwater Navigator specialty course.
You’ll learn the tools of the trade, including navigation using natural clues and by following compass headings. During three scuba dives, you’ll practice:
Methods to estimate distance underwater.
Compass navigation while making at least five turns.
Marking or relocating a submerged object or position from the surface.
Underwater map making.
Also, the first dive of the Underwater Navigator course may credit as an Adventure Dive toward your Advanced Open Water Diver certification – ask us about earning credit.
You may be able to get college credit for the Underwater Navigator course.
Important Medical Information
All student divers are required to complete the PADI/RSTC Medical Statement Participant Record form. If you can answer "YES" to one or more of the questions in the Divers Medical Questionnaire section of this form, then you are required to obtain a physician's release, without conditions or restrictions, before participating in any in-water component of the course. Please read the complete details and download the form here.
If you have a copy of this form signed by a physician within 12 months prior to the expected completion date of your course, and your medical history has not changed, then you may provide a copy of it to your instructor. Otherwise, you will need to complete a new form.
Course tuition includes:
PADI Underwater Navigator Crew-Pak
(Manual and other knowledge development materials)
Instructional dives with our professional crew*
Rental tank and weights
*Scuba park admission, air fills and scuba equipment rental not included. Add $120 if you require rental regulator, BCD and dive computer.
Stop by or call Scuba Frisco at 214-227-2494 to enroll in the course and get the PADI Underwater Navigator Crew-Pak that includes your manual and video. By studying before the dives, you’ll be better prepared to start practicing your navigational skills when you go diving with your Instructor.
Student Agreement: By registering for the Underwater Navigator Course, you indicate that you have read and agree to the course policies, terms and conditions.
Underwater Navigator Course Schedule
Besides your basic scuba equipment, you’ll need a compass and underwater slate with pencil. Your Instructor may suggest other gear to help you stay oriented, such as marker buoys or lines and reels.
The Next Step
With your PADI Underwater Navigator certification, you're well on your way toward earning additional specialty diver certifications, the Advanced Open Water Diver certification, or the prestigious Master Scuba Diver certification. You may want to expand your diving skills even more with the Rescue Diver course. Ask your instructor or divemaster, stop by Scuba Frisco, or give us a call for more details.