PADI Underwater Navigator

PADI Underwater Navigator

Be the diver everyone wants to follow and make your sense of direction legendary with the PADI Underwater Navigator Specialty course.


We so often hear the words “I don’t want to do my PADI Underwater Navigation Specialty because I am rubbish at navigation!” Well wake up and smell the coffee. That is exactly the reason why you should do it!


Finding your way is not a matter of luck! When everyone’s buzzing about a reef or checking out a shipwreck, they are having a great time until it’s time to go. Then they turn to you, because as a PADI Underwater Navigator, you know the way back to the boat don’t you?

To Start

How do I get started?

As with all of the diving education programmes at Aquasport you start with the training materials. A deposit of £50 is required to book your PADI Underwater Navigator Specialty. We will provide you with the PADI Underwater Navigator manual for you to read prior to the start of your training.



What will I do?

During your programme you will cover the following:

  • 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
  • How to follow irregular courses with the Nav-Finder
  • Dive site relocation
  • How to estimate distance underwater


You will have two days of intense underwater navigation training to complete. In our fully equipped multi-media classrooms you will learn not only how to use a compass and Nav-Finder underwater, but also how to plot and follow a pre-arranged underwater course.


You will put into practice what you learn in a combination of skills during three open water training dives.



How long will it take?

The PADI Underwater Navigator Specialty takes place over one weekend. Starting on the Saturday morning at 9am you will complete the theory sections from the PADI Underwater Navigator Specialty.


The Sunday will cover all the practical sessions during three open water training dives.



What will I need?

The PADI Open Water Diver certification or equivalent is the prerequisite requirements for the PADI Underwater Navigator Specialty.


All standard scuba equipment requirements are included in the price.


The minimum age for enrolment on this programme is 10 years.


You will need to fill out a self certification medical statement. If you have any medical conditions you think may prevent you from scuba diving please feel free to contact us and we will try to be of assistance.



PADI Underwater Navigator Specialty £225.


A £50 deposit is required when you book your programme with Aquasport. Balance of payment is due two weeks prior to the start of your training.



Starting on Saturday mornings at 9am and continuing on Sunday for the open water dives.


Courses starting monthly.  Call the centre for the latest course information on 0121 706 6628 or email


Where To?

Where can I go from here?

Once you have completed your PADI Underwater Navigator Specialty there is no stopping you on your road of adventure. Why not enrol onto the next PADI Search and Recovery Diver Specialty and use your new navigational skills with real world practical applications like searching for a lost object underwater.


Once you have completed five PADI specialties, the PADI Rescue Diver course and have 50 logged dives you hold all the prerequisites for the PADI Master Scuba Diver certification. This is the highest non-professional rating in the PADI system of diver education.


Here at Aquasport all of our Instructors hold this level of recreational certification. We recommend that every diver takes this route regardless of their further ambitions as we see it as a commitment to education and a real achievement.

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The Dive Centre,

Lincoln Road,

Solihull, B27 6PA

0121 706 6628

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