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PADI Underwater Navigator

Quick Details

Adult Student Divers Ages 15+
Junior Student Divers Ages 10-14


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 a PADI (Junior) Open Water Diver who is at least 10 years old, you can enroll in the PADI Underwater Navigator Specialty course.



You’ll learn to use natural clues to navigate and also practice:

Methods to estimate distance underwater

  • Compass navigation while making multiple turns
  • Marking or relocating a submerged object or position from the surface
  • Underwater map making

The first dive of this PADI Specialty Diver course may credit as an Adventure Dive toward your Advanced Open Water Diver certification – ask your instructor about earning credit. You may be able to get college credit for the Underwater Navigator course – ask your instructor.


Beyond using basic scuba equipment, you’ll need your own compass (available in our dive center) and either a dive computer or a timing device. Your Low Key PADI Pro may suggest additional equipment and accessories depending on your needs.

Getting Started

To get started:

Complete eLearning Here

  • Call or Click the Book Now Button on this page to sign up for your specific dive dates

Book Boat Diver

On Your Dive Day:

  • Meet with your Low Key Dive Instructor to review your eLearning and prepare for your dive


Get credit! The first dive of this PADI Specialty Diver course may credit as an Adventure Dive toward your Advanced Open Water Diver certification – ask your instructor about earning credit.

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