Underwater Naturalist Specialty PADI Course
PADI® Underwater Naturalist Specialty: Understand better Marine Life
1 day | 2 Open Water Dives
Explore the diversity of aquatic animals in the Ocean around Koh Tao!
Understand better the local ecosystem and marine species living in their natural environment.
Learn to identify fishes and animals and how they interact with each other and the environment. Look for symbioses, predators and prey, and other relationships between aquatic animals and plants.
Almost 71 percent of the Earth's surface is covered with water, and our oceans hold approximately 96.5% of all the Earth's water. It is natural to be curious about this vast percentage of our planet.
If you are interested in marine biology and ecosystem, this is the ideal course. Step beyond the Fish Identification Specialty course and learn about the plant, animal, and environment relationships.
Let's earn your PADI® Underwater Naturalit Specialty Certification!
During this Specialty Course, you will learn:
- The major aquatic life groupings and their interactions
- Factual information about the marine life that dispels damaging legends
- The role of aquatic plants, food chains, and predator / prey connections
- Responsible interaction with marine life
- The underwater naturalist's sight of organisms and their functions in the environment
|Prerequisites||- Be a PADI (Junior) Open Water Diver or equivalent
- Be able to swim, medically fit for diving (please complete the PADI Medical Form and bring to orientation)
|Total time commitment||1 day
|Minimum age||10 years old or older
Koh Tao Underwater Naturalit Specialty Course package includes:
- 2 training dives
- Free shuttle service Koh tao Pier - Resort
- Insurance coverage
- Rental dive equipment
- Use of Dive Computers during the course
- PADI e-material
- PADI e-card on completion
- Complimentary refreshments, coffee, fruit and snacks on our diving boat
Every PADI Specialty certification you earn counts towards the prestigious Master Scuba Diver rating.
Any concern? Don't worry, we are here to support you and answer all of your questions.
You have not dived for a while and feel that your knowledge and skills are rusty.
We suggest you start with a Refresher Course in our on-site pool.
This quick course will re-visit your dive theory/safety and will include essential dive skills circuit, diving hand signals, and equipment setup.
By the end of your refresher, you'll feel much more confident to enjoy your training dives.
Get in touch to arrange your refresher today!
IMPORTANT! -Flying after Diving
When planning your diving trip and your journey toward your destinations, always remember that you must not fly directly after scuba diving. It accentuates the risk of having decompression sickness.
The PADI guidelines are to NOT FLY during a 12 hours interval after a single dive and 18 hours after multiple dives. As often when it comes to scuba diving, take a conservative approach to safety, and whenever possible, avoid flying the next 24 hours after a dive.
If you intend to do multiple dives on different days during your trip, consider buying your own dive computer, as it will calculate the optimal time to fly based on your diving history.
Even more than other outdoor sports, diving is weather- and sea-dependent. Be aware that some sites might be inaccessible on certain days and that diving trips might be canceled due to dangerous conditions.
Luckily, Thailand has a fantastic climate almost all year round and this happens very rarely.