PADI Underwater Naturalist Course
Get a better understanding about the local ecosystem and the differences between terrestrial and aquatic worlds. See new things, even in the most familiar dive sites. Learn not just what fish and animals are, but how they interact with each other and the environment.
Who Should Take This 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 behaviours 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 Will 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
What Scuba Kit Will You Use?
Besides your basic scuba equipment, you’ll need a slate and pencil to record your observations. You will also want a torch to view into holes for marine life hiding away.