PADI Underwater Navigator

PADI Underwater Navigator

Boost Diving Confidence And Skill Set With The PADI Underwater Navigator Specialty In Phuket

Diving in Phuket is slightly unique. By law you have to dive with a local guide but that’s certainly not the case with many places in the world. You may be given a dive briefing and then left to your own devices or you may want to explore your local dive sites after having the initial orientation from a PADI pro. This is where PADI Underwater Navigator Specialty becomes an absolute must.

If you’re the kind of diver who keeps a vice like grip on your guides or buddy’s arm? Then it’s time to boost your confidence and skills with the PADI Underwater Navigator Specialty. Be the diver that everyone trusts and not the one who causes extensive bruising to others arms.

The PADI Underwater Navigator course focuses your observation skills and gives you complete confidence with your compass. So turning it into a valuable tool and not just an accessory. The course is a great deal of fun and ideal for divers who like to challenge themselves.

Who Can Take The Underwater Navigator Course?

As long as your PADI Open Water or equivalent from another agency and at least ten years old then you can join us for a fun day out. Which will include mapping, navigating and looking for natural signs that can assist you in finding your way.

What Skills Will I Learn?

You’ll become confident in compass navigation, know how to decipher natural clues and navigating in low light/visibility situations. Over the course of our Phuket scuba diving tour day which will include three dives you’ll will go through a variety of drills including:

  • Navigate a pattern with your compass making at least 5 turns
  • Estimate distance underwater using time and fin strokes
  • Marking or relocating a submerged object or position from the surface
  • Create an underwater map

If you haven’t already completed the PADI Advanced Open Water then the first dive of this specialty will count as one of the adventure dives.

Price Per Person

1 Day – 3 Dives 2 Days – 6 Dives
THB 7,900 THB 10,900

How Do I Get Started?

That’s the easy part! Just send us an email at and let our PADI professionals guide you through your options and the process to complete this rewarding course.

Choose 4 other PADI Specialtys and consequently obtain the coveted Master Scuba Diver rating.

What Do I Need To Bring?

Just your good self, we supply all necessary equipment required for the specialty course. Personal items such as swimwear, towel, sunblock (reef friendly preferably) and sunglasses are advised.

What’s Included

Along with professional training and great memories, our price includes almost everything:

  • 3/6 dives
  • All PADI materials and certification fees
  • Instructor fees
  • All necessary equipment
  • Hotel transfers (from Kamala, Patong, Karon, Kata, Rawai, Nai harn and Chalong only)
  • Breakfast, lunch, snacks, water, tea and coffee

What’s Not Included

If you’re staying in a resort outside the above listed then there may be a small additional charge. However we pick up from anywhere on Phuket. Accommodation is not included but we’re more than happy to recommend local hotels. If your course falls on a Phi Phi day (Sunday or Wednesday) then there will be a THB 600 National Park entrance fee. Soft drinks (THB 30) and beer (THB 60) are available to buy on the boat.

So why wait, impress your dive buddy’s with your new found skills so you can be a dive leader and not a dive sheep!

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