Subnautica map: Guide, Tips, and coordinates of some special areas

 Subnautica is really a good open world survival adventure game that was created by Unknown Worlds Entertainment. This game is an exciting adventure where players can explore the ocean on an alien planet freely.

It can’t deny that Subnautica is really a great game, however, it even can be better if having a map. Unfortunately, it doesn’t have!

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So, since you are here, we will guide you how to create your own Subnautica map system and offer you some tips when exploring. And then, you can notate every time you find something, easily find it again, and enjoy the game more. Now, let’s start!

Orientation for newbies

If you are a newbie in this game, some information below may be useful for you to create your own Subnautica map


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The fact that the world that you explore in Subnautica is a volcanic crater. On the surface, you will see nothing but open ocean and four landmarks. These ones include lifepod, Aurora’s crashed hulk, and two mountainous islands. The lifepod is in the middle, the Aurora is in the East, and two islands are in the Northeast and Southwest. And you can’t see these two islands if don’t get close to them because they are usually obscured by the fog.

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Besides that, you will early find out a schematic for a compass in this game. And it is extremely necessary for finding the way around you. With this compass and map, you will be able to notate some basic directions by using the grid markings.

A note for you that the grid marking has a line every 500 meters, so, you can follow it to find the right way.

For example, if you want to get to lifepod 19 from your crash site, you will have to swim due west about 250 meters; get to lifepod 6, you have to swim due East about 300 meters.

About the depth, almost of good stuff is found on the ocean floor. However, how deep can you go depending on your equipment and your vehicles. So, when mentioning “where is anything?”, you should only pay your attention to directions, not depth.

How to have a Subnautica map?

As mentioned above, this game doesn’t offer players a map to explore the game world. Instead of that, they must by someway explore and find out the necessary thing. They can take some notes or remember some important locations. However, of course, the easiest way is to create a personal map.

In order to note locations actually, you need a coordinate system. There are two options for you in this game, they are console coordinates and homebrewed beacon triangulation. And of course, you can select any option you want.

Create Subnautica map by Console Coordinates

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If you choose using the console coordinates, let’s do follow this guide. The fact that it is very easy because everything in Subnautica has in-game coordinates. First of all, you need to find coordinates by pressing F1. There will be a console menu popping up and under “Camera world pos” you will see three numbers (x, y, z). These three numbers show coordinates of any location in-game in which X is longitude, Y is the depth, and Z is latitude. In longitude, +ve is East and -ve is West. In-depth, +ve is up and -ve is down. In latitude, +ve is North and -ve is South.In case you find something interesting, let’s press F1 and note those coordinates to your Subnautica map to refer to later.

Create Subnautica map by Homebrewed Beacon Triangulation

This is also a great tool to create a personal Subnautica map. The fact that homebrewed beacon triangulationcan be used for making maps in various ways. However, in this article, the way that we mention is position resection. In detail, with this method, you will use three fixed known points to determine the unknown location that you are in.

So, how to get the known fixed point? I’ll tell you right now! In order to get this point, you will need beacons and floating radio transmitters that can stay stable in water.After scanning a few fragments at wrecks, you will be able to unlock a blueprint for a beacon. In addition, there is a litter copper ore and titanium there and they let your fabricator whip one up. Then, the thing you need to do is to try to create the best coverage. In order to do that, let’s swim or drive out to the edges of the map. There, let’s drop all of your three beacons. This activity may take you over some deep and dangerous waters, however, you won’t die as long as staying on the surface.

Once you have dropped all three beacons on the edges of the map, you have your own Subnautica map. And now, you can see icons and distances through your tablet. And if you want to make a note for a special location that you’ve found, just get a distance reading from each of the beacons. For example, 900 meters away from #1 (beacon 1), 340 meters away from #2, and 1875 meters away from #3. In case you find a wreck with a broken door panel and you left your repair tool back to your base. The distances will work like coordinates and they will help you to find out the way back.

Biomes and coordinates of them

Playing Subnautica, surely you’ve known that there are some crafting recipes will require you to track down a specific biome. In each biome, there are some rare creature or mineral that is necessary for your recipes. So, know and determine exactly coordinates of these biomes is a very important job. Below we will introduce to you some biomes and their coordinates. You can add them on your Subnautica map to use when needing.

Shallows and kelp forest

This is an easy-to-find biome and you’ll see them right when swimming away from your lifepod for the first time. Here, there are tons of food and basic crafting material, so, it’s really a great location.

Grassy plateau

Coordinates: Longitude is 362, depth is -90, latitude is 21

This is also a common place that you want to note it on your Subnautica map. Coming here, you will see a wide open space with so much bright red grass. This is the reason why this location is called Grassy Plateau. In this location, there are lots of interesting minerals and aggressive small animals.

Crash zone

Coordinates: Longitude is 453, depth is -13, latitude is -180

Like the name, this area is really a crash zone when it has been churned up. Coming here, you will see that most of the plant life has been destroyed. The only things you can find here are some scrap metal, minerals, and a few supply crates. In order to get here, you just swim or drive your vehicle toward the massive burning spaceship.

Mushroom forest

Coordinates: Longitude is 529, Depth is -175, Latitude is 371

There are two separate mushroom forests in this game and they are very distinctive. One forest has lots of towering trees of flat and the rest one has lots of disc-shaped fungus branches. The fact that this is considered the best looking biomes to explore in the game world. And also, this is one of the first places that you find large mineral deposits. A tip for you is that as soon as you have drilling gear, let’s come to this forest to load up on crafting materials.

Jellyshroom cave

Coordinates: Longitude is -355, Depth is -110, Latitude is -226

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This cave owns a strangely beautiful but also super creepy. It is like if you lit your bedroom with lamps that are made of nuclear waste. It’s so horrible! Although the lighting is so good, surely you don’t want to spend your time here. In order to get here, you will find an entrance quite close to your lifepod. However, it isn’t easy like what you imagine. You’ll need to upgrade your vehicle to dive all the down to 300 meters.


Coordinates: Longitude is 1090, Depth is -265, Latitude is 1215

With lots of rare minerals, surely you don’t want to miss this place in your own Subnautica map, right? This is the highest peak of a long mountain range in the Northeastern island. Most of this mountain is underwater and it contains lots of rare minerals on the sheer cliff faces. However, you are also careful because this is also the area that large predators are everywhere.

Mountain Island

Coordinates: Longitude is 309, Depth is 0, Latitude is 1080

This is the rest island in this game and it is in the southwestern. It’s a bit smaller than the Northeastern island and covered with various tunnels and places to get lost. In this area, you can find lots of gold and lithium in the caves. Moreover, there many interesting things in the large alien tower on the northern tips. And they’re very important to your adventures.

Underwater islands

Coordinates: Longitude is -85, Depth is -66, Latitude is 635

These are the islands that are under the surface. They are held by large alien membranes which act like floatation devices. Here, you can find lots of diamonds without going too deep. However, there are lots of dangerous creatures here, so, you need to be careful unless want to be eaten.

Floating island

Coordinates: Longitude is -620, Depth is 0, Latitude is -967

In this floating island, there is a dense rainforest which is full of edible plants and crops. In addition, you will be able to find lots of tech and architectural blueprints around this area. They lie in the old ruins scattered.


Coordinates: Longitude is -1101, Depth is -213, Latitude is 342

Dune is one of the best places for finding large mineral deposits, so, don’t forget to note it in your own map. However, this is also the most dangerous place for players because it is so dark and murky even when having sun lights.

Blood kelp

Coordinates: Longitude is -977, Depth is -315, Latitude is -532

On Subnautica map, surely Blood kelp is the place that you want to remember. This place is full of blood kelp and some hard-to-find crafting materials such as gel sacks, uraninite, deep shrooms, etc.

Grand Reef

Coordinates: Longitude is -435, Depth is -319, Latitude is -991

This place is a brilliant area where is a pity if you ignore in your adventure. It is quite deep and there are lots of pretty serious predators there. However, if you have lots of experiences and are able to dodge the floating anchor pods, there are lots of fun here. You will be able to find some of the most diverse mineral deposits in this game. In addition, you also can find two large sunken wrecks filled with good tech blueprints.

Conclusion: Above, we have guided you about Subnautica map, how to create, as well as introducing you the coordinates of some common biomes. Hope that with this information, now you can create your own map to enjoy your adventure more.

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