Be the diver everyone wants to follow and make your sense of direction legendary with the PADI Underwater Navigator Specialty course.

Finding your way is not a matter of luck! When everyone’s buzzing about a reef or checking out a shipwreck, they’re having a great time – until it’s time to go. Then they turn to you, because as a PADI Underwater Navigator, you know the way back to the boat.

The course includes 3 dives but if you have completed your PADI Advanced Open Water course then this can be credited towards your Specialty.

The PADI Underwater Navigator course can be completed in 2 days. The course consist of two parts “1 day theory and 3 adventure dives but if you have completed a wreck dive during your PADI Advanced Open Water course then this can be credited towards your Specialty.

Course StepsWhatWhereWhenTime
Theory1 Classroom sessionPDC ClassroomSunday, Monday or TuesdayMorning or Afternoon
Approximately 2 hours
Adventure Dives3 Sea DivesSealine BeachFriday or SaturdayMorning
Approximately 5 hours

What You’ll Learn

Underwater navigation can be challenging, but in the PADI Underwater Navigator Specialty course, you master the challenge. You learn the tools of the trade, including navigation via natural clues and by compass.

  • How to estimate distance underwater
  • How to follow irregular courses with the Nav-Finder
  • How to “mark” or relocate a submerged object or position from the surface
  • Natural navigation (without a compass)
  • Navigation patterns
  • Compass navigation
  • Underwater map making
  • Dive site relocation
  • Certification counts toward the PADI Master Scuba Diver rating.
Standard course QAR 1,200 Theory & Shore Dives Book Online
VIP course QAR 2,300 Different sessions schedule dates (subject to minimum 2 participants) Book Online
Private course QAR 5,000 Totally private course (one to one) Book Online


PADI Navigator Diver manual
Diving gear will be used during the entire course (BCD, Regulator set, weight belt and weights and air cylinders)
Certification fee and PADI Navigator Diver certificate card
Covered by our professional diving insurance
Soft drinks during the the dives
Underwater photography during the course


Basic gear (wetsuit, mask, snorkel, fins and boots) can be rented for extra fees.
Transportation To and from the dive site (can be arranged for extra fees).
Required specialty equipment (i.e. compass)
Towel and breakfast