Underwater Naturalist

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 earn credit as an Adventure Dive toward your Advanced Open Water Diver certification – ask your instructor about earning credit.

Pick up your PADI Underwater Naturalist Manual when you enroll in the course. After reading the manual and filling out the Knowledge Review, you’re ready to meet with your PADI Instructor and plan your underwater naturalist dives.

Materials and Course Cost

$25.00

What Scuba Gear will you use?

Besides your basic scuba equipment, you’ll need a slate and pencil to record your observations. Ask your PADI Instructor or PADI Dive Center or Resort staff about additional equipment you may want, such as a dive light to better see into cracks and crevices.

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