Take the PADI Underwater Naturalist Specialty course and you’ll see new things, even on the most familiar scuba diving sites. Why?
Because when you know more about symbioses, underwater ecology, and aquatic plant and animal habitats, you notice behaviors and see creatures you may have previously missed.
Learn more about the local ecosystem and take a closer look on your next scuba diving adventure.
Through class discussions and on two scuba dives, you’ll learn:
- Key differences between the terrestrial and aquatic worlds.
- Major aquatic life groupings, interactions and information that dispels myths.
- Responsible interactions with aquatic life.
*Rental gear not included
Available Dates for Underwater Naturalist Specialty
Please check the calendar. Give us a call at the shop (206) 842-1980 if the calendar is not showing the class, and we’ll try and get one scheduled!
We recommend renting a 7mm Farmer John pants paired with a 7mm jacket for local diving.
The Rescue Diver program makes the subject of accident prevention and management not only fun but extremely rewarding!
Advanced Open Water consists of 5 open water dives designed to increase your skill level and enjoyment of diving. A Navigation dive and a Deep dive are required diving. The most common choices are peak performance buoyancy, drysuit (additional fees for drysuit) Night diving, and underwater naturalist and of course boat diving when available.