The Underwater Naturalist Diver Specialty in Koh Lanta

Take the PADI Underwater Naturalist Diver Specialty Course on Koh Lanta (Underwater Naturalist) and you’ll see new things in even the most familiar dive sites. As your knowledge increases, you see more different things.

Why ? Because when you learn more about symbioses, underwater ecology, and the habitats of aquatic flora and fauna, you see creatures and notice behaviors you may have missed before.

Learn about the local ecosystem and observe it more effectively on your next diving adventure.
Under these conditions, and based on your knowledge, you will better protect the ecosystem and aquatic life.

Admiring the beauty beneath the waves is one thing, but appreciating how the underwater environment works, on a more complex level, is something that will enhance your diving experiences in ways you might not expect. not.

The better you understand the aquatic environment, the more you can savor the sites you encounter on your dives. Go beyond just recognizing the occasional fish by taking the PADI Underwater Naturalist Diver course on Koh Lanta.

In the course, you’ll learn how to identify fish, animals, and plants, then take your knowledge to the next level by understanding how their interactions affect others and the environment.

PADI (Junior) Open Water Diver who are at least 10 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.

The first dive of this PADI Specialty Diver course may credit as an Adventure Dive toward your Advanced Open Water Diver certification.


  • 6’900 THB – Training on 1 day, 2 dives
  • All the equipment needed for snorkeling  dive
  • Your teaching material in English (if existing)
  • PADI certification
  • An English or French-speaking instructor (up to you)
  • Small group of 2 peoples maximum
  • Transfer from your hotel to the port and from the port to your hotel
  • Breakfast, non-vegetarian / vegetarian lunch, fruits and drinks served on the boat
  • Diving insurance (DAN)
  • THB 600 Marine National Park Fee, per day per diver (during sea dives)
  • THB 400 Marine National Park Tax, per day per passenger (during sea dives)