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Underwater Naturalist Course


The PADI Underwater Naturalist Course is designed as an introduction to underwater species identification & to help the student develop safe & responsible interaction with aquatic life. This course is an excellent accompaniment to the PADI Underwater Digital Photography & Peak Performance Buoyancy Specialty courses.

PADI Underwater Naturalist Course overview

  • The planning, organization, procedures, techniques, problems and hazards of diving in different aquatic environments.
  • A basic overview of major aquatic life groupings (kingdoms and phyla).
  • Factual information that dispels myths of potentially dangerous aquatic life.
  • An overview of basic aquatic life interactions and associations.
  • Responsible human interactions with aquatic life.
  • Diving technique used to help preserve bottom dwelling aquatic life and minimize aquatic life disturbance.

The goals of PADI Underwater Naturalist Course training are:

  • To develop the student’s interest of aquatic life forms & ecology.
  • To enable the student to safely plan & conduct dives that interact with potentially harmful species.
  • To encourage students to be more aware of the aquatic environment & develop diving skills that minimize damage to it.

PADI Underwater Naturalist Course duration

  • A single day at the dive site.
  • Presentation & review of knowledge reviews session.
  • Two open water dives.

PADI Underwater Naturalist Course pre-requisites

  • Must be a certified PADI Open Water Diver, Junior Open Water Diver or equivalent.
  • Minimum age 12 years [UK].

PADI Underwater Naturalist Course – Price Includes

  • Standard tuition.
  • PADI U/W Naturalist course manual.
  • PADI certification fee.

PADI Underwater Naturalist Course – What you will need to bring

  • 2 passport-sized photograph
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