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 (Excluding Public Holidays)

Underwater Naturalist


Course Length: 1 Day/2 Dives

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Look closer to see more on your next dive with the PADI Underwater Naturalist Specialty. Look for 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.

Why take the PADI Underwater Naturalist Specialty course?

Just like getting to know your equipment, getting to know your environment is a big step to getting more out of your diving. Knowing why fish are acting the way they are, knowing where to look for certain creatures and learning the relationship between animals, plants and the environment will all make your diving more enjoyable and fulfilling. Underwater Naturalist Course is packed with fun!

What’s involved in the course?

We will cover 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; and the underwater naturalist’s view of organisms and their roles in the environment.

Who can take the Naturalist course?

To take this course you must have a Open Water Diver or Junior Open Water Diver certification and be at least 10 years old.

When does the course run?

All our specialties run regularly year round. Our training staff can work out an individual schedule for the specialty courses that interest you.

Where does the course run?

For the dives we head to one of the many local Porirua or Wellington dive sites.

How do I sign up for the Underwater Naturalist Specialty Diver Course?

Sign up online, drop by the shop or give us a call to work out your Specialty Course timetable.

This Specialty counts towards your PADI Master Scuba Diver rating!

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