If you're interested in aquatic life then the PADI Underwater Naturalist
Specialty course is for you. This course is an introduction to the Underwater
aquatic environment and will help develop safe and responsible aquatic
life interaction techniques.
What do I need to start?
- PADI Open Water Diver or Junior Open Water Diver certification (or qualifying certification from another organization)
- Minimum age: 10 years old
What will I do?
During your PADI Underwater Naturalist Specialty course, you'll learn
Underwater naturalist dive planning, organization, procedures, techniques
and potential problems. You'll also get an overview of the major aquatic
life groupings, interactions and factual information that dispels negative
myths. You'll put this information into practice during your two open
How long will it take?
- Recommended Course Hours: 12
- Minimum Open Water Training: two open water dives over one day
Where can I go from here?
Your Adventures In Diving Underwater Naturalist Adventure Dive may
count towards your Underwater Naturalist Specialty course at instructor
discretion. This Specialty course also counts toward one of the five
required Specialties for the Master Scuba Diver rating. To learn more
about the aquatic life in your area, Contact PADI Master Instructor Monte Lee Thornton or sign up online Today. to enroll.
Visit Explore Underwater Online Magazine, it is our way of sharing our explorations with friends around the
world. We hope that you will visit often, and send us news of your explorations, and favorite discoveries. We'll share
them with others through this online magazine. Together, we'll all promote the adventure of exploring under water.
Monte, Irene, Jessica, and Alec
Our 10 year old son Alec, who loves movies, especially the Disney productions of Pirates of the Caribbean, was facinated
when we showed him the hull of an old shipwreck at 35 feet, at the Eden Rock dive site. It had been uncovered due to the
waves of Ivan. Irene pointed out a Cleaner Shrimp hiding in the wreckage to Alec, and later explained to him that it is now
a cleaning station for fish. After that experience Alec determined that it was in fact an old pirate shipwreck, and who are
we to correct a ten year old. Afterall they know more than the parents, right?
Web site first created 14 March, 1996