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UNDERWATER NATURALIST The Padi Underwater Naturalist Course

Underwater Naturalist Course

Take the PADI Underwater Naturalist Specialty course and you’ll see new things, even on the most familiar scuba diving sites. Why? Because when know more about symbioses, underwater ecology, and aquatic plant and animal habitats, you notice behaviors and see creatures you may have previously missed. Learn more about the local ecosystem and take a closer look on your next scuba diving adventure. 

PADI (Junior) Open Water Divers who are at least 10 years old are eligible to take the Underwater Naturalist Specialty course.



 

What You Learn

Through class discussions and on two scuba dives, you’ll learn:

  • Key differences between the terrestrial and aquatic worlds.
  • Major aquatic life groupings, interactions and information that dispels myths.
  • Responsible interactions with aquatic life.

Course Details

  • COURSE PRICE & DURATION: $225 (includes all course materials) 
  • Duration - as little as 1 day! 
  • COURSE CONTENTS: Knowlege development Two Open Water Dives   
  • EQUIPMENT REQUIRED: Normal Scuba Gear
  • RECOMMENDED TEXTS: PADI Underwater Naturalist Manual & Video 
  • LINKS: Medical Statement (pdf) 

The first dive of this PADI Specialty Diver course may credit as an Adventure Dive toward your Advanced Open Water Diver certification – ask your instructor about earning credit.