PADI Underwater Naturalist
PADI Speciality course: PADI Underwater Naturalist
As soon as you break the water and start your descent you start to notice the magnificent and diverse array of underwater life, different sizes, shapes and colours of fish surround you, all kinds plants and corals spring up from below you, and crazy critters populate the ocean floor, but instead of just seeing it you want to know what each species are called, why 2 certain animals hang out together, why clown fish and anemones are such a good buddy team, and what makes this alien world tick. After taking part in the PADI Underwater Naturalist course you will be able to answer many of these questions and with your new-found knowledge you will notice other smaller details you have never paid attention to before, simply because you never gave any thought about them, you will start to understand why even diving the same dive site twice can be 2 different experiences altogether.
During the PADI Underwater Naturalist course you will learn more about the marine environment, how the ecosystem works, symbioses, animal behaviour and their specified needs and preferences to conditions, and the different species of fish, plants, corals and invertebrates living within these ecosystems.
You will take part in one classroom session and 2 diving sessions during which you will be taught why the marine environment is so different from our world, how to identify certain species and family groups, and how to safely dive with aquatic creatures for both your own and the animals’ safety.
Remember that during diving you are in their world, we are supposed to follow their rules and have respect for their homes, and thereby dive in a safe and responsible manner.
- 10 Years of age
- Minimum PADI (junior) Open water
- Medically fit