PADI Underwater Navigation

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PADI Underwater Navigator Course Thailand

Price from: 9,900 THB

Course duration: 2 Days | 4 Dives

Scuba diving on the best dive sites is always more enjoyable when you know where you’re going. With the PADI Underwater Navigator specialty course, there is no reason to surface far away from the boat or shore exit point and end up with a long swim ahead of you.

Good navigation is one of those skills that makes a diver stand out from the crowd. While some divers are comfortable just following a tour guide around a dive site an experienced diver will always no where they are and how to get back to the boat, the shore or to the exit point.

The course has a diving emphasis with at least three navigation dives in open water. These dives will develop your abilities to navigate based on what you observe as you dive, based on instruments like your compass and based on integrating both these tools.

Course Details | Underwater Navigation 



  • PADI (Junior) Open Water Diver 

  • Min 12 years old

You will learn

  • 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

Group of divers at wreck practicing underwater navigation

Benefits of underwater navigation

  • Underwater navigation builds confidence
  • Good navigation saves energy
  • Navigation keeps buddies together
  • Underwater navigation reduces stress
Good navigation skills help with other types of diving like wreck diving, search and recovery, drift diving and night diving amongst others. At Kiwidiver you can combine the Underwater Navigator specialty with other specialties or with any of our boat diving or beach diving trips.

The PADI Underwater Navigation course teaches you the techniques to become a competent underwater navigator and better diver. You will learn about using natural underwater features to navigate and compass navigation.

2-Day course options

4 Beach Dives

Price: 9,900 THB

4 Boat Dives

Price: 12,900 THB

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