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Specialty Course

Underwater Navigator

Knowing where you are in the water - and even more importantly - knowing how to find your way back to the boat at the end of the dive reduces anxiety and greatly enhances your enjoyment of your scuba diving. You'll avoid long surface swims and save time and air because you get to where you're going via the most efficient route.

Course Contents


In PADI Underwater Navigation Specialty Course you'll learn navigation techniques including


  • Distance estimation

  • Compass use

  • Navigation patterns: reciprocal, square and irregular patterns

  • Natural navigation techniques

  • Relocating a dive site or a dropped object

  • Use of NavFinder


You'll practise navigation patterns on land before you put your skills to use underwater. During the course you'll do


  • Three (3) dives in open water (1 day)

  • Knowledge review


There is also video you can watch, if you like, and a you'll get the PADI Underwater Navigator manual. You'll need to complete the two Knowledge Reviews. A short review session with your instructor is done at some point either between or after the dives, or as a separate session.




  • PADI Open Water Diver or Junior Open Water Diver (or have a qualifying certification from another organization) or higher

  • Minimum age 10 years


Course fee


Underwater Navigation Specialty:   from HKD2,400 per person


Course fee includes professional instruction, course manual, tanks & weights used during the course and certification fee.

Underwater Navigation

Learning the navigation techniques in the Underwater Navigation Specialty Course enhances your enjoyment of your scuba dives as you know where you are and how to get back to boat.

Video - PADI Underwater Navigation Specialty

How to sign up


Courses are arranged by request.


Please contact us through the contact page or by email or phone. Our office will direct you to one of our instructors, so you can talk directly, ask questions and arrange a course schedule.

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