Becoming an Underwater Naturalist

If you’re interested in aquatic life, then an Naturalist Specialty course is for you. This course will be an introduction to the Underwater aquatic environment and will help develop safe and responsible aquatic life interaction techniques.

What do I need to start?

  • 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 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 water dives.

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 some education providers. As your provider if this is the case.

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