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Underwater Naturalist Diver

You’ll see new things, even on the most familiar scuba diving sites. Why? Because when to 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. 

What You Will Learn

Through class discussions and on two scuba dives, you’ll learn:


  • The major aquatic life groupings, interactions and factual information that dispels negative myths.

  • The role of aquatic plants, food chains, and predator-prey relationships

  • Responsible interactions with aquatic life

  • The underwater naturalist’s view of organisms and their roles in the environment​


You put this information into practice during your two open water dives.



PADI (Junior) Open Water Divers or higher, who are at least 10 years old, are eligible to take the Underwater Naturalist course.


The Fun Part

Learn about why some creatures behave the way they do and what their role is in the aquatic ecosystem.


What is included and not included

DIVE ARMY offers the greatest experience of PADI Underwater Naturalist Diver course.


Included: $145.30
  • Manual - Underwater Naturalist Diver Specialty

  • Certification Card

  • Academic Training


Not included:
  • Rental Scuba Diving Equipment

    • BCD

    • Primary Regulator and alternate air source

    • SPG (Submersible Pressure Gauge) and Depth monitoring device

    • Quick release weight system

    • Wetsuit

    • Scuba Tank

    • Scuba Gear Bag

  • Air Fills

  • Lake/Grotto/Springs/River/Dive Boat Fee

  • Personal Scuba Gear (Mask, Snorkeling, Bootie, and Fins)


There are no hidden costs when you take the PADI Underwater Naturalist Diver certification course with us.

Get Started Today

Simply contact us here to get you registered for the class. A small deposit is requested to hold your spot and at that time we will provide you with your books and materials for your training. You may also download the PADI Medical Statement (below) to get started on your Medical Questionnaire and pre-course assignments. Note: It is imperative that you answer this form accurately and truthfully. If you answer YES to ANY question, you are required to have the form signed by a physician giving approval for you to engage in diving activities. If you are traveling for your training, please consult with our staff for procedures regarding flying after diving, before booking your flight. We look forward to training you!

Continuing Education Administrative Document (10038)

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