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PADI UNDERWATER NATURALIST Padi Underwater Naturalist Course

The PADI Underwater Naturalist Course with ACADEMY OF SCUBA

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.

COURSE PRICE & DURATION: $275 / 1 Evening + 1 Day  Buy Course Online PREREQUISITES: 12 years old and Open Water certified (or Junior OW) Diving Medical- subject to medical questionnaire.  Liability release, safe diving practices statement of understanding need to be filled out. COURSE CONTENTS: Home study Evening of theory 2 Shore dives Optional Boat Dive EQUIPMENT REQUIRED: Every diver on this course needs thier own snorkelling equipment, knife, torch, and slate.  SMB's and reels are essential if you are doing the additional boat dive.  As a certified diver you should have your own equipment to be able to dive comfortably.  Talk to us about getting fitted in the best equipment for yourself and your diving aspirations. LINKS: Diving Doctors


Why Choose AOS For This Course?

We are lucky to have a qualified marine biologist as one of our instructors.  Melbournes temperate waters are have a wonderful eco system that not many people know about.  Being part of the temperate southern reef system, 30% of species found here are endemic to Victorian waters.  Learn about this, why some creatures behave the way they do and what their role is in the aquatic ecosystem as well as so much more on this course.  You will never look at the critters and reefs the same way again.


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.


Your 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.

For more information about this or other PADI courses have a chat with one of the ACADEMY OF SCUBA Team members.