The Dive Shop Underwater Naturalist

Improve Your Skills - PADI Underwater Naturalist

PADI Underwater Naturalist course.

Underwater Naturalist Course Details

Are you fascinated with aquatic life? Always wondering what that fish is and why it always dances under a coral head whenever you get close? If you’re engrossed with life under the surface, the PADI Underwater Naturalist Specialty course is for you.

In your journey to underwater naturalist, the course teaches you about the different major aquatic life groupings and how they interact so that you understand what you observe in the underwater environment. With the PADI Underwater Naturalist Specialty course under your belt, you see the aquatic world differently. You don’t see “fish,” but individual species with distinct strategies for surviving in a complex, interactive ecosystem.

What do I need to start?

PADI (Junior) Open Water Divers who are at least 10 years old are eligible to take the Underwater Naturalist Specialty course. Basic Scuba gear required.

What does the course cost? - $160

*certification trip not included in class price.

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

The first dive of this PADI Specialty Diver course may credit as an Adventure Dive toward your Advanced Open Water Diver certification – ask your instructor about earning credit.

Class Includes:

  • 4 hour classroom Session
  • PADI Underwater Naturalist manual
  • 2 Required trainging dives
  • PIC (certification card)

Call 520-326-DIVE to register for the PADI Underwater Naturalist class.

The Dive Shop is a PADI Five Star Instructor Development Center

The PADI System of diver education is based on progressive training that introduces skills, safety-related information and local environmental knowledge to student divers in stages. PADI courses are student-centered and provide maximum practice and realistic application.