The PADI Underwater Naturalist Course teaches you more about the local ecosystem. Explore the Mediterranean Sea surrounding Malta & Gozo and identify more during your next scuba diving adventure.
PADI Underwater Naturalist Course Overview
See new things, even in the most familiar dive sites.
Take the PADI Underwater Naturalist Specialty course and you’ll see new things, even on the most familiar scuba diving sites. Why? Because when you know more about symbioses, underwater ecology, and aquatic plant and animal habitats, you notice behaviours 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.
PADI Open Water Divers who are at least 10 years old are eligible to take the Underwater Naturalist Specialty course.
To complete the academic studies, we estimate 6 hours of independent study.
To complete the two open water training dives will take 1 day (8 hour day).
Besides standard scuba equipment, you’ll use a slate and pencil to record your observations. All required equipment for your course including a dive computer is supplied by ABC Diving.
The total, fully inclusive cost of the PADI Underwater Naturalist Course starts at €210.00 with our ‘Standard’ option. Our ‘Bespoke’ option is €460.00.
– All dive equipment needed for the completion of your course
– PADI educational materials
– Certification cost
PADI Underwater Naturalist course - THE LEARNING PATH
An insight into dive 1:
– Passively observe aquatic life.
– Demonstrate and apply diving techniques that preserve bottom dwelling organisms and minimise disturbing aquatic life.
– Locate and identify, by common or scientific name:
– at least two local aquatic plants.
– at least four local aquatic invertebrates.
– at least five local aquatic vertebrates.
how the booking Process works
It's As Easy As ABC!
1. Choose your course option
Click ‘Request to book’ button and complete the booking request form. Only 1 form per group is required.
2. Booking approval
Within 3 working hours, your booking request will either be approved or an alternate date suggested.
3. Pack your towel!
Once the booking is approved, a payment request is sent to you. Upon payment, your booking is confirmed.
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