Take the PADI Underwater Naturalist Specialty course and you’ll see new things, even on the most familiar scuba diving sites. Why? Because when 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.
Who should take this course?
PADI (Junior) Open Water Divers who are at least 10 years old are eligible to take the Underwater Naturalist Specialty course.
What will you learn?
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.
WHAT SCUBA GEAR WILL YOU USE?
Besides your basic scuba equipment, you’ll need a slate and pencil to record your observations, fish ID slates and perhaps a torch to peer into those cracks where the critters reside.
At Da Nang Scuba we have a fully stocked retail shop offering a wide range of scuba equipment from the basics of masks and snorkels to buoyancy control devices,including torches, slates and fish identification cards. Taking a course with Da Nang scuba guarantees a 10% discount on any equipment purchased from Scuba Direct or Liquid Watersports.
Day 1 – 2 Open Water Training Dives at Son Tra Beach
Day 1 – 2 Open Water Dives at Cham Island, Hoi An
*Certain Padi Speciality Courses require materials.
HOW CAN YOU START LEARNING NOW?
Contact Da Nang Scuba to enroll in the course. After reading the manual and filling out the Knowledge Review, you’re ready to meet with your PADI Instructor and plan your underwater naturalist dives.
Underwater Naturalist Video
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