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4940 Rusina Rd
Colorado Springs, CO, 80907
United States


Underwater Connection, has been serving the Colorado Springs water sports community since 1989. What started as a scuba shop 25 years ago, has now grown into a legacy of aquatic adventures. Now offering everything you need for Whitewater Kayak, SUP, Swimming, Triathlon Aquatics, and of course, Scuba.

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Underwater Naturalist - SCUBA specialty, UWC in Colorado Springs

Underwater Connection offers the PADI Underwater Naturalist Diver specialty course. The academics take place at our facility in Colorado Springs. The course requires two open water dives and the Adventures in Diving Crew Pack.

Underwater Naturalist

Course Fee: $75.00

How many times have you gone on a dive and saw coral you didn't recognize? The Underwater Naturalist course will help you learn how to identify coral and other aquatic life underwater. It will make your dives more enjoyable and enable you to talk about what you see.

What you will learn:

  • The planning, organization, procedures, techniques, problems and hazards of diving in different aquatic environments.
  • A basic overview of major aquatic life groupings (kingdoms and phyla).
  • Factual information that dispels myths of potentially dangerous aquatic life.
  • An overview of basic aquatic life interactions and associations.
  • Responsible human interactions with aquatic life.
  • Diving techniques used to help preserve bottom dwelling aquatic life and minimize aquatic life disturbance.


  • Must be a PADI Open Water Diver or Junior Open Water Diver
  • Minimum age: 10 years old

Required Materials:

  • PADI Adventures in diving crew pack: $59.95
  • Diving slate

Number of dives: Two open water training dives