Underwater Navigator

Underwater Navigator Course

This program provides the skills and concepts required to safely and comfortably navigate underwater during a dive. You will learn how to use a compass and natural navigation techniques, estimate distance, basic navigation patterns and how to leave and return to a designated point. You will earn the SSI Navigation Specialty certification after completing this program.


Course Breakdown


  • Training materials are designed so that you can study the academics at your own pace when it’s convenient for you. Please enquire about online study options.
  • Please start with your course material well in advance to give you enough time to read through and complete theory/knowledge reviews prior to our qualifying dives.
  • Estimated time to complete online theory/knowledge reviews is approximatly 3 hours of home study.
  • A minimum of 2 diving days are required.


  • Proof of Open Water Diver qualification and proof of last logged dive (up to date logbook).
  • Minimum age for this course is 12 years of age.
  • A medical statement by a licensed physician stating that you are medically fit to scuba dive.
  • Recent ID photo (Required for training records)
  • Full payment required before commencement of your course.

Aim of the course

  • The aim is to train students according to standards set by the relevant international training organisation and to maintain a level of safety and communication between the student and instructor.
  • Study navigation patterns.
  • Acquire a sense of natural navigation (without a compass).
  • Learn about compass navigation.
  • Know how to “mark” or relocate a submerged object or position from the surface.
  • Introduction to underwater map-making and learn how to estimate distance underwater.

Equipment requirements

  • You will be required to privide your own basic snorkelling equipment, soft gear (minimum snorkel, mask, fins and booties). Gloves are recommended.
  • If you are planning to purchase your equipment before the course, it will be advised to obtain advice from your instructor first.
  • We strongly recommend own wetsuit and weight system.
  • You will need to have your own compass.


Underwater Navigator Course : R2500

* 2 Open water shore dives.

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