AWARE FISH IDENTIFICATION COURSE
common question after a dive is “What was that fish?”
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 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 colors and markings may be wildly different.
The course is open to PADI Open Water Divers who are at least 12 years old.
Hold Open Water Diver Certification or Junior Open Water Diver Certification
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 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
Stop by the dive shop, to enroll in the course or drop us an email.
Check out the marine species reference library at ScubaEarth®.
OPEN WATER DIVES (Two dives over 1 day)
Direct supervision and instruction from a teaching status PADI Dive Instructor.
Full set of rental dive equipment, tanks and weights. Includes specialist dive equipment such as compass, slates, drop tanks etc
Training materials required for the duration of the course
Water, tea/coffee, soft drinks, snacks and between dive meal (Brunch/Lunch).
Transfer from Twin Rock Beach Resort to boat departure point and return each day.
Upon completion of the course your all important Certification Card and Completed Training Record/Log Book.
Open Water Training – 1 Day
Around 5 – 7 hours
The course is essentially a single day dive trip. So if you are planning to book a days diving why not combine it with a little learning and gain a certification out of it?
Remember that the course can count towards your Advanced Open Water Diver course, or event the coveted Master Scuba Diver.
AWARE Fish ID Course
- Dives in Open Water – Offshore Boat Diving
AWARE Fish ID Course
- Dives at house reef in Twin Rock