PADI Underwater Navigation

The Course

All too often divers lose out on the best features of a dive site or fail to get back to the correct exit point due to poor underwater navigation skills. This can be both frustrating and stressful leading to increased air consumption and long surface swims. The PADI Underwater Navigation specialty teaches simple techniques to help you find your way around underwater. You will learn about, and practice, both natural and compass navigation and have the opportunity to develop these skills on your dives.

This certification will make you more confident on dive sites and counts towards your Master Scuba Diver rating.

Course Outline

After some self study using the PADI Underwater Navigation manual you will complete three dives, over a single day, with your PADI instructor to gain your PADI Underwater Navigation certification.

Course Duration & Schedules

Having completed the self study from the course manual you will complete your open water dives at Capernwray (near Lancaster). Open Water dives for this course are currently scheduled on the following dates:

  • July: Saturday 21st
  • October: Saturday 20th

New Horizons aims to be flexible with arranging courses to suit your schedule. Please contact us to book on to one of the scheduled dates or to arrange an alternative to suit you (small supplements may apply for midweek sessions).

This course can also be completed while on a NHDC trip; talk to us about your options for completing this course at a time & date to suit.



£40 supplement payable if drysuit pool training is required

Discounts available if completed on a NHDC trip


  • PADI Underwater Navigation manual
  • Full Equipment Hire including specialist underwater navigation equipment
  • Instruction
  • Air Fills
  • PADI Certification fees

Not Included

  • Travel and entry fees to the open water site

Special Offer

  1. If you’re an Advanced Open Water Diver, complete the remaining 2 dives from this specialty and save £20!
  2. If you’ve completed the drysuit ‘adventure dive’ as part of your Advanced Open Water Diver course, then complete 1 more drysuit dive and the 2 remaining Underwater Navigation dives on the same day to achieve 2 specialities and receive 15% off the combined price!


PADI Open Water Diver certification (or equivalent).

Minimum age: 12 years old.

Medical: You need to be in good health and reasonably fit, all students will need to fill in a PADI Medical Statement.

To Book

Contact us to answer any questions and to confirm availability. Please complete a Course Booking Form (which may be downloaded and returned as an email attachment) and Medical Statement (which must be printed and completed by hand), returning the statement to us by post, in person or as a scanned copy. We will confirm your place on the course once we have received the completed forms.

Please return both forms to us no later than 2 weeks before your preferred course start date.

Contact Us

If you have any questions or require further information, please contact us or call in to the dive centre.