9 & 10 December 2023

Join Nigel Marsh for a two-day NAUI Underwater Naturalist Course in association with Brisbane Scuba. This course is designed for divers of all levels of experience that wish to learn more about the marine environment and the animals and plants that occupy its many different habitats.

The activities start on Saturday morning when we do the theory session. This lecture will cover different marine habitats, environmental issues, understanding taxonomy and all the main orders of marine life. The marine life section covers everything from marine plants to marine reptiles - looking at different families, typical features, what they eat, what preys on them and how they reproduce. Underwater photographers will also learn tips on how to find and identify individual species and also how to get close for better images.

On the Sunday we have an early start, meeting at 6am for our double dive to the incredible dive sites off Brisbane on Brisbane Scuba’s comfortable dive boat Voyager. The plan is to dive the sites off North Stradbroke Island, where you will have the chance to see a wide variety of marine life. Dive site selection will depend on the weather, but there are other options inside Moreton Bay if the offshore conditions are too rough. The goal on these dives is to document a range of species from different phylums, and to also look for examples of behaviour.

At the end of this course you will be awarded your NAUI Underwater Naturalist Diver certification and have a better appreciation of the amazing and diverse plants and animals of our oceans.

Priced at $350, which includes the double dive, but please book quickly as only 6 spaces are available.

All bookings through Brisbane Scuba, please follow the link below to the booking form.