The PADI Underwater Naturalist course is designed to help you interact with the living underwater world based on objective assessments and observations. Underwater Naturalist teaches you to view the aquatic ecosystems scientifically, without biases based on misconceptions and myths.

You will learn basic organism groupings and identification, but the emphasis is placed on your understanding of the relationships between organisms, their environment and humans, as well as on the application of environmentally friendly dive techniques.We will focus on demonstrating responsible interactions with the living environment. You will be an active participant in the planning, organization, procedures, techniques and problems of diving in different aquatic environments.


  • Certified as a PADI (Junior) Open Water Diver or have a qualifying certification from another training organization. In this case, a qualifying certification is defined as proof of entry-level scuba certification with a minimum of four open water training dives.
  • At least 10 years.


  • 2 Dives over 1 day. 180 USD OR
  • 1 Dives (if already certified as PADI [Junior] Advanced Open water and have proof of the Adventure Underwater Naturalist dive or PADI [Junior] Adventure diver with proof of the Adventure underwater Naturalist dive) over 1 day. 160 USD. Includes certification and manual.