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PADI Underwater Naturalist Specialty

Underwater_Naturalist_4If 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.

During your course you'll learn underwater naturalist dive planning, organisation, 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.


The PADI U/W Naturalist Diver certification counts toward your Master Scuba Diver rating and is run over 2 open water dives with your instructor.


Banded_ShrimpCourse Pre-requisites

Must be a PADI Open Water Diver


Price Includes
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Course Material
Basic equipment hire
Air fills



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What you need to bring to the course

Course Materials with relevant knowledge reviews completed -(these can be picked up from DJL before the course starts)
Proof of previous certification


What's Next?

Pink_Anenomefish_5Once you've become a U/W Naturalist Diver you may wish to take part in the Advanced Open Water course to show you other forms of diving, maybe Photography if you like nature. If a certain form of diving, such as Underwater Navigation or Night diving, is of interest then maybe focus in on one of our other Speciality Courses, but if you've been seriously bitten by the bug then maybe you would like to join our Master Scuba Diver Programme, the pinacle of recreational SCUBA.


Course Costs

The cost of the U/W Naturalist speciality is 5500 Baht and is held over one day or spread over two days if preferred.

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