Take the PADI Underwater Naturalist Specialty course and you’ll see new things, even on the most familiar scuba diving sites.
Fascinated with aquatic life? Engrossed with life under the surface?
Learn about the different major aquatic life groupings and how they interact so that you understand what you observe in the underwater environment. Go beyond simply recognizing the occasional fish by taking the PADI Underwater Naturalist Specialty Course. This course is designed for all drivers who want to view the aquatic ecosystems objectively and understand the interactions and relationships between the different underwater organisms.
Admiring the beauty beneath the waves is one thing, but appreciating how the underwater environment functions on a more complex level, is something that will enhance your diving experiences in ways you might not expect. Even the most familiar dive sites will be different after taking this course.
The better you understand the aquatic environment the more you will be able to savor the sights you encounter on your dives.
In the course, you will learn to identify fish, animals, and plants, and then take your knowledge to the next level with comprehension of how their interactions affect each other and the environment.
You must be in the possession of the PADI (Junior) Open Water Diver certificate and at least 10 years old to be eligible to take the PADI Underwater Naturalist Specialty Course.
What will you learn:
The main differences between the terrestrial and aquatic worlds.
The major aquatic life groupings, interactions and factual information that dispels negative myths.
The role of aquatic plants, food chains, and predator/prey relationships.
How to interact responsibly with aquatic life.
The underwater naturalist’s view of organisms and their role in the environment.
This course can be completed in 1 day, during 2 dives where you will be able to apply the course information.
Besides your basic diving equipment, you will need a slate and a pencil to record your observations. Your instructor may suggest additional diving gear such as a dive light to better see into cracks and crevices.
The knowledge you gain in the PADI Underwater Naturalist Specialty Course will stay with you for a lifetime and it will help you develop safe and responsible interaction with the underwater world.
After finishing this course you will get a greater awareness of the aquatic plants and animals. You will increase your ability to find critters. And most importantly, you will have a better understanding of how to preserve our living environment for the next generations.
Diving is more exciting when you notice all the amazing interactions taking place around you. And also much more satisfying and rewarding when you understand the ecology and the interrelationships between species: who hang out together, who guards or who cleans.
There rest you only one thing to do, to contact us and follow the PADI Underwater Naturalist Specialty Course with one of our professional PADI instructors.
2 open water dives (1 day)
lunch, soft drinks, water, coffee, and tea onboard