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.
Come make bubbles underwater! This class is specifically geared towards children with the emphasis being on having tons of fun, learning to be safe, and breathing off SCUBA equipment beneath the surface of the pool.
Enjoy wintertime diving and visibility in warmth and comfort! Learn the necessary skills to use a drysuit. Upon completion of the Orientation class you can rent a drysuit from us and dive with a divemaster present (to rent a drysuit and take it out on your own, you must complete the drysuit specialty).