Underwater Navigation

The PADI Underwater Navigator course is designed to introduce you to underwater navigation using natural navigational methods and navigation with the aid of a compass.

underwaternavigatorPREREQUISITES:

  • Participants must be 10 years of age or older
  • PADI Open Water or Junior Open Water certification or equivalent

COURSE STRUCTURE:

  • Home study viewing of PADI video and navigation manual.
  • 4 open water dives or 3 open water dives if student is PADI Advanced Open Water certified.
  • Reviews and briefing at open water dive site.
  • Simple and complex navigational courses, patterns using natural and compass methods.
  • Proper use of a compass.
  • Timing navigational patterns using air consumption, time, and kick cycles.

OPEN WATER DIVING:

Four open water dives with a certified PADI instructor are required to complete the PADI Underwater Navigator course.


MATERIALS REQUIRED:

  • Underwater Navigation Crew-Pak with manual & dvd – $76.60
  • PADI certification processing fee – $41.00

COURSE FEE:  $100.00


INCLUDED:

  • Four open water dives with a certified PADI instructor
  • Tanks, wetsuit, weights and weight belts for open water dives
  • 10% discount on all diving equipment purchased during your term as a student

NOT INCLUDED:

  • BCD, regulator, computer, etc. for the open water dives (but may be rented)
  • Transportation, meals and accommodations for the open water dives
  • Entry fees for open water dive locations

2018 UNDERWATER NAVIGATOR DIVER COURSE DATES:

**No classroom or pool sessions required**

2018 UNDERWATER NAVIGATOR OPEN WATER DIVE DATES:

January 13th & 14th
February 17th & 18th
March 17th & 18th
April 14th & 15th
May 5th & 6th
May 27th & 28th
June 9th & 10th
June 23rd & 24th
Homestead Crater, UT
Homestead Crater, UT
Homestead Crater, UT
Homestead Crater, UT
Homestead Crater, UT
Homestead Crater, UT
Aurora Reservoir
Aurora Reservoir
July 7th & 8th
July 21st & 22nd
August  11th & 12th
August 25th & 26th
September 8th & 9th
October 6th & 7th
November 10th & 11th
December 8th & 9th
Aurora Reservoir
Aurora Reservoir
Aurora Reservoir
Aurora Reservoir
Aurora Reservoir
Homestead Crater, UT
Homestead Crater, UT
Homestead Crater, UT

It is very easy to become disoriented and misdirected underneath the surface due to a lack of the directional landmarks we are accustom to on land. The PADI Underwater Navigator course will help eliminate those long surface swims back to your exit point and teach you skills you’ll use on every dive. Come join us, it’s educational and a lot of fun!