Here you’ll learn how to better identify major aquatic life groupings, and spot more advanced connections between various species. Particular emphasis is placed on the role of aquatic plants, food chains and predator prey relationships. Most importantly, however, you’ll discover how you fit in, and how your actions can affect organisms to interact with. Visiting the aquatic world in an environmentally responsible way should be the priority of every budding underwater naturalist.
The PADI Underwater Naturalist course is designed to help student divers to interact with the living underwater world based on objective assessments and observations. Thus, the goal of this course is to teach student divers to view the aquatic ecosystems scientifically, without biases based on misconceptions and myths. Student divers learn basic organism groupings and identification, but the emphasis is placed on student diver understandings of the relationships between organisms, their environment and humans, as well as on the application of environmentally friendly dive techniques.
While the Underwater Naturalist course has a significant amount of knowledge development, as with other PADI programs, the course philosophy is to apply this knowledge and practice related techniques actually diving. With this in mind, the philosophy of this course is to focus on demonstrating responsible interactions with the living environment. This course philosophy therefore, involves student divers in the planning, organization, procedures, techniques and problems of diving in different aquatic environments.
Promises We Don’t Break:
- !No more than 4 people per instructor!
- Materials Including PADI Specialty Diver Manual
- All Dive Equipment Included
- Specialty Night Diver Certification
- Hours are flexible
- Multi language if requested (French, Spanish, German, Dutch…)
Sign up here at Siam Scuba 1 day before you would like to start the course; get a PADI Underwater Naturalist Manual and a brief explanation of how to use it from our Staff. During the evening you’ll read and answer some knowledge reviews that each chapter has.
09:00: Review the answers with your instructor
12:00: Dive 1 (Dive Maximum depth of 18 meters)
15:00: Dive 2 (Dive Maximum depth of 18 meters)
We have accommodation to suit all budgets, from shared rooms to bungalows with a private pool
** All itineraries & schedules are weather permitting, sea conditions, currents, tide, minimum numbers and may change without prior notice as the instructors see fit.
* Rates are only valid for bookings paid via internet!.