Underwater Nav Course

Never feel lost underwater

Underwater navigation skills are an important part of diving. The skills you learn on this course will increase your confidence and reduce stress and anxiety levels, which will in turn improve your air consumption and give you more time to enjoy the dive instead of concentrating on not getting separated from your dive buddy and/or getting lost.

The skills you learn on this course will provide a good base from which to develop further diving skills, such as wreck diving, search and recovery, and the PADI Rescue Diver course. You will be introduced to natural and compass navigation.

Course Goals

  • To develop your practical knowledge of underwater navigation
  • Increase your diving skills Plan, organise and make navigation dives
  • Improve your diving ability, and provide you with additional supervised experience
  • Heighten your awareness of underwater surroundings and features as part of the natural navigation module

What you cover

  • Navigation patterns
  • Estimating distance underwater
  • Natural navigation (without a compass)
  • Compass navigation
  • How to “mark” or relocate a submerged object, or position from the surface
  • Underwater map making
  • Dive site relocation
  • Navigating a course underwater, with a compass


  • Wraysbury
  • Vobster Quay .


  • PADI Underwater Navigator E Learning
  • Equipment Certification (upon successful completion of the course)


  • Certified Open Water Diver or equivalent
  • Before Booking Your Course. Please click on the highlighted forms in blue and printout them out and complete them, Continuing Education Administration Document & PADI Medical form. Please read the medical carefully and follow all the instructions, if a GP's signature is required on page 3 please get this signed before booking the course. If you have issues with your GP signing then please contact the shop for assistance. Failure to do this may result in you being sent away until the form is completed.
  • Be up to date with dive skills by either completed a Refresher or have logged dives within the last 6 months in your logbook.

Additional Costs

  • Admission fees to dive site. £15.00 for Wraysbury or £23.00 for Vobster Quay.
  • Air £15

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