Who should take this course

What was that fish?   It 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 at least 10 years old and a PADI (Junior) Open Water Diver or higher, you can enjoy the AWARE – Fish Identification course!

What will you learn

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 colors 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 your Deep Blue Divers PADI Instructor what you saw. During two scuba dives, you will 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

Get credit…! The first dive of this PADI Specialty Diver course may credit as an Adventure Dive toward your Advanced Open Water Diver certification. Ask your Deep Blue Divers Instructor about earning credit.

What scuba gear will you use

Beyond using basic scuba equipment, you will want a slate to record what you see and a fish identification card. Your Deep Blue Divers PADI Instructor may suggest additional equipment or references depending on what you are likely to see on your dives.

Do you have any questions or require a personal briefing ? Drop us a message and we will get back to you as soon as possible