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Underwater Naturalist

A Closer Look at Marine Life!

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Certified Diver

Delve into the aquatic life around you in Avalon, California!

Take the Diving Catalina Underwater Naturalist Specialty course and you’ll see new things, even on the most familiar scuba diving sites. Why? Because when know more about symbioses, underwater ecology, and aquatic plant and animal habitats, you notice behaviors and see creatures you may have previously missed. Learn more about the local ecosystem and take a closer look on your next scuba diving adventure.

Open Water Divers who are at least 12 years old are eligible to take the Underwater Naturalist Specialty course.

Through class discussions and on two scuba dives, 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.

Besides your basic scuba equipment, you’ll need a slate and pencil to record your observations.