About the Course: Take the PADI® Underwater Naturalist Specialty course and 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. Learn more about the local ecosystem and take a closer look on your next scuba diving adventure.
PADI® (Junior) Open Water Divers who are at least 10 years old are eligible to take the PADI® Underwater Naturalist Specialty course.
Through class discussions and on two scuba dives, you will 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 PADI® Advanced Open Water Diver certification – ask your instructor about earning credit.