In addition to basic scuba gear, you will need a compass and underwater slate. Your PADI Instructor or local dive center staff may suggest other gear to help you stay oriented, such as marker buoys or lines and reels.
The first dive of this PADI Specialty course may credit as an Adventure Dive towards your Advanced Open Water certification - ask your instructor about earning credit.
Take This Course If You Want to
- Improve your navigation skills
- Find the boat without surfacing
- Learn natural navigation clues
You Will Learn How to
- Use a diving compass
- Navigate making multiple turns
- Estimate distance underwater
With Your Instructor
Practice using a compass on the surface, then apply your skills underwater during three dives. Learn how to estimate distance, follow natural clues and practice finding your way back to the boat or shore.
Prerequisites: PADI Open Water Diver (or qualifying certification)
eLearning: 2-4 hours
Total time commitment: 2-3 days
Dives: 3 dives
Minimum age: 10 years or older
Ready to start?
To start your course, sign up today:
Cost: $329 - includes eLearning and in person training.