Underwater Navigator

UnderwaterNavUnderwater 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
  • Imporve 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


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


  • Certified Open Water Diver or equivalent
  • Complete a medical questionnaire, if you answer yes to any questions on the Medical form you must see a doctor prior to starting the course. A medical form is available to download please click here. Complete the PADI Continuing Education Administration Document - Please click here

Additional Costs

  • Admission fees to dive site
  • Air £9

Supplementary Information

  • London Scuba does not provide the Underwater Navigator course referred to on this website. These Underwater Navigator courses are provided by Jason Linbourne (T/A Gatwick Scuba). If you wish to book a Underwater Navigator course with Gatwick Scuba, you may do so through this website and in so doing London Scuba is acting as an agent for Gatwick Scuba.

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