Underwater Naturalist Specialty Instructor

Underwater Naturalist Specialty Instructor
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Underwater Naturalist Specialty Instructor
Underwater Naturalist Specialty InstructorThe PADI Underwater Naturalist course is designed to help student divers to interact with the living underwater world based on objective assessments andobservations. Thus, the goal of this course is to teach student divers to view the aquatic ecosystems scientifically, without biases based on misconceptions and myths.Student divers learn basic organism gro... Read More
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Underwater Naturalist Specialty Instructor

The PADI Underwater Naturalist course is designed to help student divers to interact with the living underwater world based on objective assessments and
observations. Thus, the goal of this course is to teach student divers to view the aquatic ecosystems scientifically, without biases based on misconceptions and myths.

Student divers learn basic organism groupings and identification, but the
emphasis is placed on student diver understandings of the relationships between organisms, their environment and humans, as well as on the application of environmentally friendly dive techniques. While the Underwater Naturalist course has a significant amount of knowledge development, as with other PADI programs, the course philosophy is to apply this knowledge and practice related techniques actually diving. With this in mind, the philosophy of this course is to focus on demonstrating responsible interactions with the living environment.

This course philosophy therefore, involves student divers in the planning, organization, procedures, techniques and problems of diving in different aquatic environments. Student divers apply the knowledge they gain by reading the PADI Underwater Naturalist Manual and by completing at least two open water dives practicing and demonstrating the practical aspects of being an underwater naturalist.

 

Learn to Underwater Naturalist Specialty Course

The PADI Underwater Naturalist Instructor specialty course will teach you exactly how to do this in an exciting and enlightening way.

The course will give you the additional knowledge and skills necessary to teach your students a little bit more and encourage them to become a passionate Underwater Naturalist. 

PADI Underwater Naturalist specialty course is designed to teach student divers how to interact with marine life and the Coral reef.

You will teach your students how to view the aquatic ecosystems scientifically as they learn basic marine organisms, fish groupings and identifications.

 

To enroll to PADI Underwater Naturalist Instructor

You must be, 

  • Be at least a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor or currently participating in or have completed an IDC/OWSI Program within the past 12 months.
  • IDC/OWSI candidates may apply for Specialty Instructor certification only after successfully completing an IE.
  • Be medically fit to dive.

 

The course consists of two sections:

  1. Knowledge Development
  2. Open Water training – 1 Underwater Naturalist training dive

 

During the knowledge development section, you must complete the following:

  • Present a knowledge development presentation from the PADI Underwater Naturalist specialty manual by prescriptively teaching a missed question from the knowledge review.
  • Review & understand the purpose and goals of the the PADI Underwater Naturalist specialty course.
  • Review & explain the PADI Underwater Naturalist course standards and procedures from the PADI Specialty Course Instructor Guide and list all student and Instructor equipment requirements.
  • Demonstrate mastery of all knowledge development.
  • Describe how to conduct all course segments in a manner that enables divers to meet course performance requirements.
  • Participate in a marketing and promotional workshop where you will learn techniques to promote the PADI Underwater Naturalist specialty diver course to your students and the general diving public.
  • Participate in a pricing workshop.

 

During the the Open Water training, you must complete the following: 

There are 2 Underwater Naturalist training dives to complete to become a student level Underwater Naturalist Specialty Diver.

During the Underwater Naturalist Instructor course, you must complete all performance requirements of those 2 dives over a minimum of 1 training dive.

Prior to the dives you must explain the Underwater Naturalist specialty diver course Open Water training considerations.

During the Open Water training dives, you must:

  • Demonstrate mastery of all water skill performance requirements for the Underwater Naturalist specialty diver course.
  • Conduct an Open Water teaching presentation from the Underwater Naturalist specialty diver course.
  • Demonstrate all Underwater Naturalist diver specialty diver Open Water performance requirements.

Upon completion of all the course performance requirements, you will receive the PADI Underwater Naturalist Specialty Instructor certification.

 

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