Knowing where you are underwater – and where you are going – always comes in very handy, especially if you’re dying to see that awesome drop-off you heard about, or wanting to relocate that beautiful wreck your Divemaster took you to earlier in the day.

While everyone else is there to follow, taking the PADI Underwater Navigator Specialty course ensures you not only get where you want to go, but that you yourself know the way back to the boat or shoreline.

Underwater navigation can be challenging, but you’ll master 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.

Covered in the PADI Underwater Naturalist Specialty course:

Must be a PADI Open Water Diver or Junior Open Water Diver (or have qualifying certification from another organisation).

Number of Dives: Three.

Certification counts toward the PADI Master Scuba Diver rating.