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.
In PADI Underwater Navigation Specialty Course you'll learn navigation techniques including
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)
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
Underwater Navigation Specialty: from HKD2,400 per person
Course fee includes professional instruction, course manual, tanks & weights used during the course and certification fee.
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.