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Naturalist Course

Learn how different organisms work in harmony underwater

Course Objective:

The PADI Underwater Naturalist course fine-tunes your observation skills and introduces you to new aquatic relationships that you may have never noticed before.


  • 10+ years old

  • Must be a certified PADI (Junior) Open Water Diver or equavalent

  • Complete the DIVER MEDICAL - Participant Questionnaire. Read the form carefully. If you are able to answer "YES" to any of the questions, a Physician must SIGN OFF and give APPROVAL for you to participate in diving activities.

Scuba Diving the Wall in St. Croix

What is Involved?

  • Knowledge Development (home study)

  • (2) - Open Water Dives

  • Learn key differences between the terrestrial and aquatic worlds

  • Observe major aquatic life groupings, interactions and information that dispels myths 

  • Learn responsible interactions with aquatic life

Required Course Materials:

  • PADI Underwater Naturalist Manual

Required Equipment:

  • N/A​​

How Many Students In The Course?

We are Proud to Offer​ PRIVATE / SEMI PRIVATE COURSES. Our courses are smaller, allowing us to focus on your every need, as you become a certified PADI Underwater Naturalist Diver. We enroll an average of 3 students per instructor.  Many of our courses are PRIVATE, with 1 on 1 Instruction.

How Long Is The Course? 

This course has two dives that are completed over (1) day.



Underwater Naturalist --- $250

Includes: Rental Equipment, Course Materials, (2) Ocean Dives, & Certification Fee

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