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PADI Fish Aware Identification course




Have you ever been scuba diving and asked yourself, "What was that?”

The PADI Project AWARE Fish Identification Specialty course provides you with the fish identification basics so that next time, you know the answer.

You’ll find you enjoy your dives even more when you recognize 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.

PADI Fish Aware Identification Course
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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.”


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

PADI Fish Aware Identification Course
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The learning materials you need:

AWARE’s Our World Our Water includes a section on identifying reef fish based on body shape and habitat. You’ll also learn about marine life indigenous to tidal zones, polar regions, kelp forests, and wetlands. Our World Our Water also includes a five page glossary of terminology used by marine biologists.
(The Aware manual is available for purchase at our dive shop so you can get it on your arrival to the dive centre)


This course requires a minimum time duration of 1 day.

PADI Fish Aware Identification Course
Course Manual




What does this package include?


  • Full equipment rental
  • 2 Open Water dives
  • Theory reviews
  • Final Certification

What do I need to start?


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



What costs are involved ?


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Your Next Adventure:

As you learn about fish survey techniques you may also want to work on a conservation project as part of your PADI National Geographic Diver certification.
You may also want to brush up on your underwater digital photography skills so that you can document and capture images of the species you’re encountering.