Who should take 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 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.
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.
How can you start learning now?
Pick up your PADI Underwater Naturalist Manual at Poseidon Diving Station as you enroll in the course. After reading the manual and filling out the Knowledge Review, you’re ready to meet with your Poseidon PADI Instructor and plan your underwater naturalist dives.
This is a two dive course for 10+ Open Water Divers. The course includes planning and organisation, knowledge of aquatic life groupings and our local marine life, responsible human interaction and wildlife friendly diving techniques.