The Fun Part
With the Underwater Naturalist Padi Specialty course 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. You’ll learn more about the local ecosystem and take a closer look on your next scuba diving adventure.
Who should take this program?
Any PADI (Junior) Open Water Diver who is at least 10 years old should 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.
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 contact us directly about additional equipment you may want, such as a dive light to better see into cracks and crevices.
What learning materials you will need?
Pick up your PADI Underwater Naturalist Manual at Amorgos Diving Center as you enroll in the course. After reading the manual and filling out the Knowledge Review, you’re ready to meet with your PADI Instructor for your underwater naturalist dives.
With the PADI Underwater Naturalist Specialty course you’ll see new things, even on the most familiar scuba diving sites. You’ll learn more about the local ecosystem and take a closer look on your next scuba diving adventure.
Any PADI (Junior) Open Water Diver who is at least 10 years old can enroll in the Underwater Naturalist Specialty course.