Underwater Environment
Underwater Environment

Want to learn more about the underwater environment in which you dive? Enroll in an Underwater Environment course and learn about the physical and biological aspects of the diving environment with emphasis on your local area.

You'll study related sciences, such as oceanography, limnology, geology, biology, and ecology, and learn about various types of plant and animal life, conservation and pollution issues, the characteristics of water movement, shore, bottom and surface conditions, and how to plan dives in diverse diving locations. 

What You Will Learn

Your course may include trips to aquariums or oceanariums, exposing you to several diving environments such as lakes or the ocean, rocky reefs, and sand beaches. Whether you are a skin or scuba diver, an Underwater Environment course will catch your interest! 

How Do You Get Started?

NAUI Scuba Diver certification or the equivalent is required for enrollment. Find a NAUI Dive Center or Instructor near you by visiting the Dive Center Locator

What's Next?

Once you become an underwater archaeologist, perhaps you want to further your training with an Advanced Scuba Diver or Rescue Scuba Diver course? Or try one of the many other specialty courses that NAUI offers, such as Underwater Ecologist : Coral Reef and Underwater Ecologist : Kelp courses!