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The PADI Project AWARE Fish Identification Course with ACADEMY OF SCUBA


Have you ever been scuba diving and asked yourself, "What was that?” The PADI Project AWARE Fish Identification Specialty course at ACADEMY OF SCUBA provides you with the fish identification basics so that next time, you know the answer.

COURSE PRICE & DURATION: $275 / 1 Day Buy Course Online PREREQUISITES: 12 years old and Open Water certified (or Junior OW) Diving Medical- subject to medical questionairre.  Liabitlity release, safe diving practices statement of understanding COURSE CONTENTS: Theory Component Dive with a survey and ID Join our PADI Naturalist course for more info on the marine critters  EQUIPMENT REQUIRED: Being vital to the enjoyment of your diving experience and training, we requiere all of our students to obtain quality snorkelling equipment.  Helping out students get professionally fitted, we also offer a discount, and the ability to change equipment after your shore dive if something is not right for you.  You will also need to purchase a knife, torch, slate, SMB and Reel. LINKS: Diving Doctors


The Fun Part

You’ll find you enjoy your dives even more when you recognise the creatures that you see. The fun part about this course is you can use the skills you learn on every scuba diving vacation because once you learn the main fish families and characteristics it will help you decipher the species you see all over the world.

For example, a butterfly fish in the Caribbean has a similar shape to a butterfly fish in Southeast Asia, but their colors and markings maybe wildly different. If you know what fish family it belongs to, it becomes much easier to look up the local name or at least be able to intelligently ask the local scuba instructor what you saw. That works better than asking about a “yellow thingy with a funny tail fin.”


What You Learn

During two dives you gain hands-on (okay, eyes-on) experience in looking for and identifying the fascinating fish you see underwater. You’ll learn :

  • How to identify characteristics of local fish families and species
  • Fish survey techniques and strategies
  • How to practice fish identification dive planning, organization and procedures

Contact ACADEMY OF SCUBA or visit Project AWARE Foundation to download your copy today.


Your Next Adventure

For more information about this or other PADI courses have a chat with one of the ACADEMY OF SCUBA Team members.