What you will 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:

  • Methods to estimate distance underwater.
  • Compass navigation while making at least five turns.
  • Marking or relocating a submerged object or position from the surface.
  • Underwater map making.

You may be able to get college credit for the Underwater Navigator course – ask your instructor.

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

How can you start learning now?

Visit us at Tarpoon Lagoon Dive Center 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.

What scuba gear will you use?

Besides your basic scuba equipment, you’ll need a compass and underwater slate. Your PADI Instructor at Tarpoon Lagoon Dive Center may suggest other gear to help you stay oriented, such as marker buoys or lines and reels.

Equipment needed:

Choosing and using your scuba gear is part of the fun of diving. In Tarpoon Lagoon we will help you find the right gear. Each piece of scuba equipment has a different function so that together, it adapts you to the underwater world.

Basic equipment:

Specialty Equipment:

Depending on your course of choice, you may need some topic specific equipment in order to complete the course successfully. These items may include things like a camera, wreck diving arrows, flashlights or gloves. Be sure to inquire about what you need for each lesson and the Tarpoon Lagoon staff will be happy to guide you in your selections. 

These have a personal fit, and Tarpoon Lagoon we will help you choose gear with the best fit and features for you. 

    The kind of gear you’ll need depends on the conditions where you dive most.

    ** 10% OFF for our students.

    Personal items to bring:

    • Swimsuit
    • Towel
    • Sunscreen
    • Sandals
    • Change clothes
    • Lunch / Money