PADI UNDERWATER NATURALIST COURSE
All underwater creatures have their unique ‘role’ in the aquatic ecosystem. Would you like to know why? Learn about symbiotic and predator/prey relationships between aquatic animal and plant life, and their fascinating interaction between each other and their environment is covered in this Naturalist Course.
The PADI Underwater Naturalist Specialty Course. – £130
PADI Underwater Naturalist course – prerequisites
PADI Open Water Diver (or have a qualifying certification from another organisation)
(Minimum age: 10 years old)
Underwater Naturalist – Learn about
- How to identify life groupings
- Marine life relationships and interaction
- The role of aquatic plants
- Food chains
- Marine Life Conservation
Underwater Naturalist – Learning Materials
The PADI A.W.A.R.E. manual is not included in the price* which includes all the required materials to complete the PADI Underwater Naturalist Specialty Course, and is available from the Dive Store.
The topics that are covered in the Manual & DVD include
- Responsible interactons with aquatic life
- Underwater organisms and their role in the environment
- Symbiotic relationships
- Predator/prey relationships
- Surveys and fish counts
- Terminology used by marine biologists
What’s included in the price?
- Your own dedicated private Padi Master Instructor
- Rental of a complete set of modern scuba equipment (regularly maintained and serviced)
- Classroom sessions if required
- Use of fish identification materials and equipment
- Two scuba dives in the Open Water Environment
- The PADI Underwater Naturalist Certification Card
Underwater Naturalist – The Benefits
Being able to identify the different species of fish and other aquatic marine life, makes scuba diving much more fun and exciting for groups of divers on a scuba holiday. Some of the other PADI courses that combine well with knowing how to recognise fish behaviour and their relationship with their environment includes, the Project Aware course, the Coral Reef Conservationist course, the PADI National Geographic Diver certification and one of the most popular PADI programmes, the Digital Underwater Photographer Specialty Course.
Project Aware - The benefits of understanding the plight of our fragile aquatic ecosystems are available to all, both divers and non-divers, because the underwater world that we need to survive, is being threatened.
The project AWARE course is stimulating and informative, but for more information please visit www.projectaware.org
Coral Reef Conservation - Learn about the plight of the world’s coral reefs, and how to become involved in conservation efforts to protect and conserve coral reef formations.
Digital Underwater Photography - There are two versions of the underwater photography course. Depending on which type of underwater camera you are using, there is the film or digital certification available.
Peak Performance Buoyancy - Neutral buoyancy skills greatly enhance your comfort and safety during all scuba dives. The Peak Performance Buoyancy Specialty course is one of the most rewarding courses that benefits every dive, learning about proper weighting, controlled ascents and descents, and trimming in the water for effortless, relaxing dives.
PADI Master Scuba Diver - The PADI Underwater Naturalist specialty course can be credited towards the highest rating in recreational diving, the Master Scuba Diver.
Please note that all prices are subject to change without prior notice and the prices that are quoted assume that all PADI prerequisites have been met to start the specific course and do not include the required PADI diving manuals and/or crewpacks*