Underwater Navigator Specialty PADI Course
Sharpen your Observation with the PADI® Underwater Navigator Specialty Program!
2 days | 3 Open Water Dives
Make your sense of Direction Legendary!
The Underwater Navigator course sharpens your observation aptitudes and teaches you how to use your compass more accurately underwater. If you like challenges with essential milestones, sign up for this course and have fun finding your way!
After finishing the course, you will know how to make a proper dive plan and follow it.
Be prepared to be the scuba diver that everybody wants to follow!
Let's start your PADI® Underwater Navigator Specialty Course!
During the Underwater Navigator Specialty Course, you will learn:
- Navigation patterns
- Natural navigation (without a compass)
- Compass navigation
- How to "mark" or relocate an immersed object or position from the surface
- Underwater map making
- Dive site relocation
- How to estimate distance underwater
|Prerequisites||Be a PADI (Junior) Open Water Diver or equivalent, able to swim, medically fit for diving (please complete the PADI Medical Form and bring to orientation), comfortable in the water
|Total time commitment||2 days|
|Minimum age||10 years old or older
Koh Tao Underwater Navigation Specialty Course package includes:
- 3 training dives
- Free shuttle service Koh tao Pier - Resort
- Insurance coverage
- Rental dive equipment
- Use of Dive Computers during the course, and Compass
- PADI e-material
- PADI e-card on completion
- Complimentary refreshments, coffee, fruit and snacks on our diving boat
The second dive of this PADI Specialty Diver Course may credit as an Adventure Dive toward your Advanced Open Water Diver Certification!
Every PADI Specialty certification you earn counts towards the prestigious Master Scuba Diver rating.
If you are licensed PADI Advanced Open Water diver, this can be credited towards your Specialty - you only have to complete two dives.
In that case, the specialty course price will be lower. Please contact us for more information.
Any concern? Don't worry, we are here to support you and answer all of your questions.
You have not dived for a while and feel that your knowledge and skills are rusty.
We suggest you start with a Refresher Course in our on-site pool.
This quick course will re-visit your dive theory/safety and will include essential dive skills circuit, diving hand signals, and equipment setup.
By the end of your refresher, you'll feel much more confident to enjoy your training dives.
Get in touch to arrange your refresher today!
IMPORTANT! -Flying after Diving
When planning your diving trip and your journey toward your destinations, always remember that you must not fly directly after scuba diving. It accentuates the risk of having decompression sickness.
The PADI guidelines are to NOT FLY during a 12 hours interval after a single dive and 18 hours after multiple dives. As often when it comes to scuba diving, take a conservative approach to safety, and whenever possible, avoid flying the next 24 hours after a dive.
If you intend to do multiple dives on different days during your trip, consider buying your own dive computer, as it will calculate the optimal time to fly based on your diving history.
Even more than other outdoor sports, diving is weather- and sea-dependent. Be aware that some sites might be inaccessible on certain days and that diving trips might be canceled due to dangerous conditions.
Luckily, Thailand has a fantastic climate almost all year round and this happens very rarely.