Underwater Naturalist

Look closer to see more on your next dive. 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.

  • PADI SCUBA Diving Wellington. Dive NZ Sea Adventures

    Underwater Naturalist Specialty course

    Course Length:             1 Day/2 Dives


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  • Why take the PADI Underwater Naturalist Specialty course?

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    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 fufilling. 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 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?

    Register easily online, in store, by phone or email.  Remember to let us know when you would like to do the course.

    Yes, this Specialty course counts towards your 

    PADI Master Scuba Diver rating!