Underwater Navigator – Specialty of The Month November 2009

Underwater Navigator

As any experienced a diver will tell you, Underwater Navigation is a one of those must have skills, that makes the difference, turning an good or even average dive, into  one of those special and enjoyable dives that you remember vividly for a long time.

The important skills covered in the PADI Underwater Navigation Diver Course include:-

  • 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

Certification counts towards PADI Master Scuba Diver rating

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