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4940 Rusina Rd
Colorado Springs, CO, 80907
United States


Underwater Connection, has been serving the Colorado Springs water sports community since 1989. What started as a scuba shop 25 years ago, has now grown into a legacy of aquatic adventures. Now offering everything you need for Whitewater Kayak, SUP, Swimming, Triathlon Aquatics, and of course, Scuba.

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Underwater Navigation - SCUBA diving specialty at UWC in Colorado Springs

Underwater Connection offers the PADI Underwater Navigation Diver specialty course. The academics take place at our facility in Colorado Springs. The course requires three open water dives, a Nav-Finder slate, and the manual.

Underwater Navigator

Course Fee: $150

Be the diver everyone wants to follow, and make your sense of direction legendary with the PADI Underwater Navigator Specialty course. When everyone’s buzzing about a reef or checking out a wreck, 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.

 What you will learn:

  • The benefits of mastering underwater navigation, techniques for estimating distance underwater, and the use of natural navigation references and techniques.
  • Common patterns for underwater navigation, compass use, techniques to avoiding errors when using a compass, the use of permanent shore landmarks to relocate underwater sites, and the use of compass bearings to fix and locate underwater sites.
  • Additional navigational tools and instruments and techniques to use them effectively while navigating multi-heading courses underwater.


  • Must be a PADI Open Water Diver or Junior Open Water Diver
  • Must be at least 10 years old

Required Materials:

  • PADI Underwater Navigation Manual $34.00
  • Nav-Finder Slate

Number of dives: Three open water training dives over two days*

*This a PADI training standard