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£120.00

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“What was that fish?” 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 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.

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 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


What scuba gear will you use?
All scuba equipment and cylinder air fills are included in the cost of the course - however, it is mandatory that you have your own mask, snorkel and neoprene boots for hygiene reasons. We recommend purchasing a Fish ID book or two before your course to use as a reference on your course and beyond! However, we'll have plenty of Fish ID guides to hand for the course.

Please note course fees do not include entry into training sites or on boat dives if required. Parking fees at sites may also apply.
Vobster admission fees - £17 (members) £23 (non-members) per day (includes up to 3 training dives a day)
Boat fees - £60 per boat session 


Our Course Terms & Conditions can be read here, by purchasing this product you agree to all Terms & Conditions.

When and where? 

Click the "Book now" button above then contact us or drop into our PADI dive centre to arrange dates.

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