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Underwater Naturalist

Do you enjoy being in the water, on the water or around the water? The goal of this course is to help you progress from someone who enjoys nature to someone who sees not only organisms, but their roles, relationships and place in the ecosystem.

Underwater Naturalist Bait ball photo

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.

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

This one day program is only offered as a shore dive accompanied by a PADI Master Instructor. There is a maximum of two divers per class. Using a local dive spot, Club de Yates, you will see some animals you have probably never seen before. Using special tools you will be able to observe small animals close up. You receive the PADI Underwater Naturalist Manual, PADI Underwater Naturalist Certification and two private dives made to air, not time. This is a fantastic way to earn a Specialty rating and make two shore dives to see things you have probably never seen before!

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
  • Underwater Naturalist Photo
  • Responsible interactions with aquatic life
  • The underwater naturalists view of organisms and their roles in the environment
  • You put this information into practice during your two open water dives.


  • You must Be 12 years or older
  • You must have a PADI Open Water Diver certification (or have a qualifying certification from another organization)


$150.00 USD - Includes the PADI Manual which is yours to keep
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Address: Privada Los Naranjos #30, Santiago, Manzanillo, Colima, Mexico  28860
Phone in the USA direct to the shop in MX: 909-266-0271
Phone Internationally to MX: 011-52-314-334-6394
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