The PADI Underwater Naturalist Course

PADI Underwater Naturalist

The PADI Underwater Naturalist course has you look closer to see more on your next dive. You will look for three different symbioses, predator/prey and other relationships between aquatic plant and animal life. Learn not just what fish and animals are, but how they interact with each other and the environment.

The Fun Part

Learn about why some creatures behave the way they do and what their role is in the aquatic ecosystem.

During the PADI Underwater Naturalist course, you will learn how to recognize invertebrates and vertebrates, which is an exciting and fun activity to do, since the reefs are full of them, crawling and swimming all over the place.

You will also need to find and identify as many human effects on the environment as possible. Another great task to execute underwater and put time and effort into to experience possible damage done to reefs and how it can be prevented. The ocean is very important and plays an important part in our daily lives, we need to protect the oceans, so we can protect ourselves. The The PADI Underwater Naturalist course helps you to look different at the underwater world and look for solutions.


PADI Underwater Naturalist

What You Learn

• The major aquatic life groupings, interactions and factual information that dispels negative myths.

• The role of aquatic plants, food chains and predator prey relationships

• Responsible interactions with aquatic life

• The underwater naturalist’s view of organisms and their roles in the environment

You put this information into practice during your two open water dives



PADI Underwater NaturalistYour Next Adventure

If you are interested in becoming an underwater conservationist or documenting what you encounter, you’ll also enjoy these specialty courses:

AWARE Fish Identification

Coral Reef Conservation

Project AWARE Specialist

Peak Performance Buoyancy

Digital Underwater Photograph