The Oregon Marine Reserves Diver is an achievable goal. All you have to do to get there is love learning, have an appreciation for marine life (and not in the hunting it sense!), set aside a little money, and go hell for leather! Here's how you can do it.
The more time you spend in one area examining just one rock or tide pool, the more there is that reveals itself. For anyone with an ounce of curiosity, this type of deep observation becomes immediately addictive. This is how I became an "inadvertent naturalist."
The best part of diving at the Oregon Coast Aquarium is that I'm in close contact with marine life. As I continue to explore this underwater otherworld, I am continually struck by the personalities of the life I see, and by the sheer joy of this life being aware that I'm seeing it.