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Underwater Navigation

Be the diver everyone wants to follow and make your sense of direction legendary with the PADI Underwater Navigator Specialty course. When everyone's buzzing about a reef or checking out a wreck, they're having a great time - until it's time to go. Then they turn to you, because as a PADI Underwater Navigator, you know the way back to the boat.

What's Involved?

Underwater navigation can be challenging, but in the PADI Underwater Navigator Specialty course, you master the challenge. You learn the tools of the trade, including navigation via natural clues and by compass. You learn to estimate distance underwater, follow navigation patterns and know where you are while following an arbitrary, irregular course using the Nav-Finder.

If you have done your Advanced course with us you only have to complete two dives to be certified. We do both dives in Lake Pupuke here on the North Shore, as it is an ideal training ground for learning Navigation techniques. If you haven't done your Advanced course yet, call us to discuss the cost and schedule of your first dive.

  • Navigation patterns, natural and compass navigation
  • Following irregular courses with the Nav-Finder
  • Dive site relocation
  • Certification counts toward the PADI Master Scuba Diver rating.

When are the courses held?

Click here for our full Specialty Course schedule!

How much does it cost?

$295 including any Scuba equipment needed and the PADI Nav-Finder!

If you haven't done your first PADI Navigation Dive, you will have to contact us to discuss the cost and schedule of your first dive.

What's Included?

  • All Theory and pool sessions
  • Navigation manual
  • PADI Nav-Finder Slate
  • Any Scuba Equipment needed
  • Certification Fees
  • Certification counts toward the PADI Master Scuba Diver rating

What do I need to supply?

  • Must be a PADI Open Water Diver (or qualifying certification from another organization) and 15 years old
  • Completed Dive Medical in the last 12 months
  • 2 Passport Photos

Just call us on (09) 444 7698 or email us now and find your way with the Dive Centre Underwater Navigator Specialty course.

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