PADI Aware Fish Identification Course

105.00


Duration:

1 Day

Experience Required:

PADI Open Water
(or equivalent)

Dive Gear Included:

Full Dive Gear

Minimum Age:

10 Years

PADI Materials:

Manual – €36

Features:

2 Training Dives

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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

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

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.