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AWARE FISH ID Developing the methodology for identifying common fish species

The AWARE Fish Identification Course


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

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The Fun Part

You’ll find you enjoy your dives even more when you recognize the creatures that you see. You can use the skills you learn on every scuba dive because once you learn the main fish families and their characteristics, this information will help you decipher the species you see!

For example, a butterfly fish in the Caribbean has a similar shape to a butterfly fish in Southeast Asia, but their colors and markings will be wildly different. If you know what fish family an individual belongs to, it becomes much easier to look up the common name. This is more effective than asking about a “yellow thingy with a funny tail fin.”


What You Learn

You gain experience in looking for and identifying the fascinating fish you see underwater. You’ll learn:

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

You put this information into practice during two open water dives.  For all your learning materials and equipment, contact us today!


Prerequisites

  • PADI (Junior) Open Water Diver (or hold a qualifying certification from another training organization)


The Scuba Gear You Use

You use all your scuba gear including a slate for recording the species you positively identify and their estimated frequency.

Paperwork

Below, you will find the paperwork necessary to begin this course in open water. Please either drop off or email us a completed copy as soon as possible. We will need to review this prior to the start of your class.

Fish ID Paperwork

Medical Statement Paperwork


Your Next Adventure

As you learn about fish survey techniques with us, you may also want to brush up on your underwater photography skills so that you can capture images of the species you’re encountering. This can be acheived via the PADI Digital Underwater Imaging Course.

For more information about this or other PADI courses contact us anytime!

 

  Start Date Course Location End Date Places Available   Price    
04 Nov 2020 Fish ID: Baja Fish Identification Online via Zoom 04 Nov 2020 15 US$ 99.00

Fish Identification

Classroom Lecture
Wed 04 Nov 2020
06:00 PM
02 hours 00 minutes
Online via Zoom

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19 Nov 2020 Fish ID: Caribbean Fish Identification Online via Zoom 19 Nov 2020 15 US$ 99.00

Fish Identification

Classroom Lecture
Wed 04 Nov 2020
06:00 PM
02 hours 00 minutes
Online via Zoom

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17 Dec 2020 Fish ID: Caribbean Fish Identification 17 Dec 2020 8 US$ 99.00

Fish Identification

Classroom Lecture
Wed 28 Oct 2020
06:39 AM

The online classroom session for this course is Thursday, December 17th. The 2 open water dives required for the full certification can be scheduled at a later date.

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