Do you know the relationships between aquatic plants and animal life? Have a look for symbioses, prey and predator behaviour? Take a closer look on your next scuba diving adventure and you will be surprised!
Who should take this course?
Scuba divers who are interested in underwater ecology, aquatic plant and animal habitats. Learn more about local ecosystems, take notice of behavioural habits and see creatures that you are unfamiliar with.
What will you learn?
During this course, we will discuss and learn;
How to be a responsible diver interacting with aquatic life
The major aquatic life groupings, interactions and information that dispels myths
Differences between the aquatic and the terrestrial worlds
The role of organisms, aquatic plants, food chains and predator prey relationships
What scuba gear you will use?
Basic scuba diving equipment
Slate & pencil to record your observations
Dive light is usefull, as well as a camera
What learning material do you require?
PADI Underwater Naturalist manual
Fish Identification slates (can be purchased at DiveSMART)
Books are available for identification reference at the dive centre
Participants must be 10 years of age, or older
Minimum PADI (Junior) Open Water Diver or equivalent from another training agency
Participants under the age of 18 years must have parent or guardian consent
Complete a diver medical questionnaire declaring you are in good physical health