PADI Underwater Naturalist Speciality

Underwater Naturalist

Underwater Naturalist

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 Speciality course is ideal 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 Speciality 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!

  • Must be a PADI Open Water Diver or Junior Open Water Diver (or qualifying certification from another organisation)
  • Overview of aquatic life groupings and interrelations
  • The role of aquatic plants, food chains and predator prey relationships
  • Responsible interactions with aquatic life
  • Number of Dives: Two
  • Certification counts toward the PADI Master Scuba Diver rating.

What do I need and what is the cost?

Can be taken as part of our 5 Speciality Package for £425 but this does not include Manuals (Usually £22.70) or DVD + Manuals (Usually £43.20). Certification cards are paid for separately if used in conjunction with offer. They cost £25.00. Why not upgrade your card to an awesome Project AWARE card? Donate £10 or more and get a choice of fantastic underwater images!

Course Fee £145.00 as a stand alone course and not part of the package deal.

Site entrance fee: There is an entrance fee for open water dives requiring entry to an inland dive site, payable daily by the student. Current fees: Vobster Quay £16.00, Andark Lake £15.00. Boat fees from  £25.00 per dive.

Full SCUBA Equipment is required for the Course. If you need any equipment, you can hire this from Island Divers – just give us a call!

Fish ID slates for the UK and abroad are available from Island Divers.

Proof of current qualification and experience (log book and cards) must be provided on day one of the course.

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