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Specialty Course

Underwater Naturalist

How to sign up


Courses are arranged by request.


Please contact us through the contact page or by email or phone. Our office will direct you to one of our instructors, so you can talk directly, ask questions and arrange a course schedule.



  • PADI Open Water Diver or Junior Open Water Diver (or have a qualifying certification from another organization)

  • Minimum age 10 years



Course fee


Underwater Naturalist Specialty:   from HKD1,800 per person


Course fee includes professional instruction, course manual, tanks & weights used during the course and certification fee.

No, we don't mean diving nude.


If you thought there is nothing in Hong Kong waters, you will be surprised how much life there really is when you start looking.

You’ll see new things, even on the most familiar scuba diving sites. Why? Because when you know more about symbioses, underwater ecology, and aquatic plant and animal habitats, you notice behaviors and see creatures you may have previously missed.

Sea Anemone

You will be pleasantly surprised how much sea life variety you find in Hong Kong waters when you start looking.

Link to Photo Galleries

Take a look at underwater photos from Hong Kong and elsewhere in Asia in our photo galleries.

Video - PADI Underwater Naturalist


Course Contents


In PADI Underwater Naturalist Specialty Course you'll learn


  • Key differences between the terrestrial and aquatic worlds.

  • Major aquatic life groupings, interactions and information that dispels myths.

  • Responsible interactions with aquatic life.


During the course you'll do


  • Two (2) dives in open water (2 days)

  • Knowledge review


You'll get a Underwater Naturalist manual. You'll need to complete the two Knowledge Reviews. A review session with your instructor is done at some point either between or after the dives, or as a separate session.

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