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UNDERWATER NATURALIST PADI Underwater Naturalist Course

The PADI Underwater Naturalist Courses

Look closer to see more on your next dive. Look for symbioses, predator/prey and other relationships between aquatic plant and animal life. Learn not just what fish and animals are, but how they interact with each other and the environment.


To enrol in this course:

  • Participants must be at least 10 years old
  • Must be a PADI Open Water Diver (Junior Open Water Diver) or higher
  • Before participants take part they must fill out Galaxsea's Application and Medical Forms

What You 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

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

Your Next Adventure
If you are interested in becoming an underwater conservationist or documenting what you encounter, you’ll also enjoy these speciality courses: PADI National Geographic Diver, AWARE Fish Identification, Coral Reef Conservation, Project AWARE Specialist, Peak Performance Buoyancy, Digital Underwater Photography, Underwater Videographer.


 Please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have!