PADI Underwater Navigator

$209.00

Don’t follow the leader…BE the leader! Learn to orientate and navigate yourself around the divesites of Utila so that you will ALWAYS return to the boat (or entry point), and be the diver everyone else wants to follow!  Many of the dive sites in Utila are ‘wall dives’ which means that divers generally use a timing device and follow the wall in one direction, then turn around and return to the boat when the dive is about half way through. This takes some practice to become proficient, but it is a fairly easy skill to master. However, once you have dived the walls you will want to explore more!

PADI Underwater Navigator Description

PADI Underwater Navigator Specialty Course at Underwater Vision

Don’t follow the leader…BE the leader! Learn to orientate and navigate yourself around the dive sites of Utila so that you will ALWAYS return to the boat (or entry point), and be the diver everyone else wants to follow!
Many of the dive sites in Utila are ‘wall dives’ which means that divers generally use a timing device and follow the wall in one direction, then turn around and return to the boat when the dive is about half way through. This takes some practice to become proficient, but it is a fairly easy skill to master. However, once you have dived the walls you will want to explore more! 
 
Take your orientation skills off of the wall and learn to navigate from dive site to dive site, from reef to wreck, and to find your entry point at the top of a giant sea mound! Utila is a great place to learn how to navigate underwater and you will be learning from some of the most skilled PADI Instructors in the industry! 
Not all diving around the world is wall diving therefore the PADI Underwater Navigation Specialty will give you the skills you need to be a confident and successful diver – anywhere!
 
You will learn to hone your sense of direction by using natural references and through the correct use of an underwater compass, and an underwater timing device. You will also learn how to read, follow and create an underwater map!

What will you learn?

You’ll learn the tools of the trade, including navigation using natural clues and by following compass headings. During three scuba dives, you’ll practice:

  • 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 may be able to get college credit for the Underwater Navigator course while on vacation in Utila.

Also, the first dive of this PADI Specialty Diver course may credit as an Adventure Dive toward your PADI Advanced Open Water Diver certification – ask your instructor about earning credit.

How can you start learning now?

Visit Underwater Vision to enroll in the course and get a PADI Underwater Navigator Crew-Pak that includes your manual and video. By studying before class, you’ll be better prepared to start practicing your navigational skills when you meet with your PADI Instructor.

The Prerequisites For This Course

In order to take this course in Utila you must be:

Next Step

You will find your underwater navigation skills to be useful in so many aspects and extremely helpful when you sign up for additional specialties such as PADI Night Diver, PADI Wreck Diver and PADI Search and Recovery Diver.

Additional Information

Minimum Age

10 yrs+

Course Prerequisites

PADI (Junior) Open Water Divers

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