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R. PADI Underwater Naturalist Specialty Course

R. PADI Underwater Naturalist Specialty Course
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The PADI Underwater Naturalist Specialty Course
The PADI Underwater Naturalist Course is designed to give the recreational diver a greater understanding of the marine environment and a broader awareness of the relationships between marine organisms.

Classroom topics will cover basic concepts of marine ecology for both the North Atlantic and the Caribbean. We will also learn appropriate diving habits for observing and interacting with marine life and their habitat. Open water dives will combine practicing these diving habits as well as identifying marine life.

Introduction to the aquatic realm, divers and their environment, general ecology of marine ecosystems.
* Survey of aquatic life and relationships between aquatic animals, animal I.D. techniques.
* Aquatic life mythology and human perception, responsible human interaction, discussion.

Two Open Water Dives

Dive 1: The identification and observation of marine species from several groups, identification and observation of marine relationships and interactions.
Dive 2: Survey of community structure and relationship of different marine habits.

Recommended Texts: PADI Encyclopedia, Reef Fish, Reef Coral and Reef Creature Identification by Paul Humann, and Marine Life of the North Atlantic by Andrew Martinez.

Equipment Required:  Full SCUBA equipment including 2 tanks, underwater slate, safety sausage & whistle or signaling device.

Classroom and 2 Ocean Dives: $199.00

PADI Underwater Naturalist Manual: $38.95

Prerequisites: Open Water Diver

Class Size: 8 Students:

Instructor: Suzanne Rose

2015 Underwater Naturalist

Classroom Session

Friday, July 10

6:30pm to 9:00pm


Sunday, July 12 8am in Gloucester


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