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PADI Underwater Naturalist




Look closer to see more on your next dive.

Look for symbioses, predator/prey and other relationships between aquatic plant and animal life. Learn not just what fish and animals are, but how they interact with each other and the environment.

Learn about why some creatures behave the way they do and what their role is in the aquatic ecosystem.


During this course you’ll learn about:

  • The major aquatic life groupings, interactions and factual information that dispels negative myths.
  • The role of aquatic plants, food chains and predator prey relationships
  • Responsible interactions with aquatic life
  • The underwater naturalist’s view of organisms and their roles in the environment


You put this information into practice during your two open water dives.

PADI Underwater Naturalist
Can you spot the fish in this picture ?


The learning materials you need

To help you go through the theory reviews and learn more about the underwater environment you will be using the PADI Underwater Naturalist Manual – new 2009 version now available.

(This manual is available for purchase at our dive shop so you can get it on your arrival to the dive centre)


This course requires a minimum time duration of 1 day.

PADI Underwater Naturalist
Course Manual


What does this package include?

  • Full equipment rental
  • 2 Open Water dives
  • Theory reviews
  • Final Certification

What do I need to start?

  • Be a PADI Open Water Diver or Junior Open Water Diver
    (or qualifying certification from another organization)


What costs are involved ?


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