PADI AWARE Fish Identification Speciality
  • PADI Fish Identification Speciality
PADI AWARE Fish Identification Speciality
Class and two open water dives
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This course includes the REEF Starter Kit Tropical Western Atlantic (incl. Caribbean, Florida, Bahamas)

  • REEF Starter Kit Tropical Western Atlantic (incl. Caribbean, Florida, Bahamas)

“What was that fish?” is a common question heard after a dive. If you want to be the scuba diver with the answers, instead of the one asking the questions, then take the AWARE – Fish Identification Specialty course. You’ll enjoy your dives even more when you recognize the creatures that you see and can identify the main fish families and their characteristics.

If you’re a PADI Open Water Diver or higher, you can enroll in the AWARE – Fish Identification course.

Once you learn to recognize what types of fish you see, you’ll find it easier to reference the exact species after a scuba dive. For example, a butterfly fish in the Caribbean has a similar shape to a butterfly fish in Southeast Asia, but colours and markings may be wildly different. If you know what fish family it belongs to, you can more easily look up the local name or at least be able to intelligently ask the local scuba instructor what you saw. During two scuba dives, you’ll learn:

  • How to identify characteristics of local fish families and species.
  • Fish survey techniques and strategies.
  • About Project AWARE activities that can help protect aquatic life

Consider adding the Distinctive Specialty Course Sea Turtle Awareness, just a few more hours in the class and you will know much more about Sea Turtles.

"To conserve marine ecosystems for their recreational, commercial, and intrinsic value by educating, enlisting and enabling divers and other marine enthusiasts to become active stewards and citizen scientists. REEF links the diving community with scientists, resource managers and conservationists through marine life data collection and related activities."