PADI Underwater Naturalist

PADI Underwater Naturalist

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Sign up for the PADI Underwater Naturalist Specialty course and, even in the most familiar dive sites, you will be able to observe new things. Because ?
Because when you learn more about symbiosis, underwater ecology and the environments of aquatic plants and animals, you will see behaviors and creatures that you may not have noticed previously. Learn more about local ecosystems and take a look at your next diving adventure.

If you are at least 10 years old and are a PADI (Junior) Open Water Diver, you can enroll in the PADI Underwater Navigator Specialty course.

Academic Course

Through classroom discussions and two dives, you will learn:

  • The main differences between the terrestrial and aquatic worlds.
  • The main groupings of aquatic life, interactions and information that dispel common myths.
  • How to interact responsibly with aquatic life.
  • The basic systematics of aquatic life.
  • The role of aquatic plants, food chains and prey / predator relationships.
  • How to interact responsibly with aquatic life while diving.
  • Information that serves to limit its danger.
  • The underwater naturalist’s point of view on organisms and their role in the environment.

The PADI Underwater Naturalist experience is divided into two main parts:

  1. Knowledge development (individual and classroom study);
  2. Two open water dives to practice your acquired underwater naturalist skills.

This PADI Specialty Diver’s first dive can be credited as an Adventure Dive for your Advanced Open Water certification.

Equipment you will use

In addition to your personal basic equipment, you will need a slate and pencil to write down your observations.

PADI Underwater Naturalist