Age + 10 YRS
Duration 1 DAY
Price €160

Do you know the relationships between aquatic plants and animal life? Have a look for symbioses, prey and predator behaviour? Take a closer look during your next scuba diving adventure, it just might surprise you as to what action goes on down there. Get to know your underwater plants, vertebrates and invertebrates in fresh, temperate or tropical waters. This knowledge will enhance your diving experiences in ways you might not expect. Gain a better understanding and identify the beautiful marine life around you. Learn and understand what a healthy reef looks like and take in the structures that form a reef. Understanding how marine species interact and how this affects each other and the environment is fascination.

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 sea 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
  • A dive light is useful, 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


One day

  • Knowledge development session
  • Two open water dives

Cost €160.00

  • Includes PADI manual & certification
  • Includes transport to and from the dive site
  • Includes Equipment

Dive lights and cameras are optional. They are usefull tools to check out cracks and crevices, or record sightings through photo imagery.

What is your next step?

Want to know what you have just spotted underwater and why it happens? Find out more by enrolling in this course now at

Check out the PADI Master Scuba Diver rating, with five specialties you can join this highly-rated scuba diver level.

Remember, the first dive of this PADI Specialty Diver course may credit as an Adventure Dive toward your PADI Advanced Open Water Diver certification – ask your PADI  Instructor about earning credit.

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