Have you ever been scuba diving and asked yourself, “What was that?” The PADI AWARE Fish ID Specialty course provides you with the fish identification basics so that next time, you know the answer.
Why take the PADI AWARE Fish ID Specialty course?
You’ll find you enjoy your dives even more when you recognize the creatures that you see. The fun part about AWARE Fish Identification 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. For example, a butterfly fish in the Caribbean has a similar shape to a butterfly fish in Southeast Asia, but their colors and markings may be 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.”
What’s involved in the course?
This course will introduce you to the most common fish families and species found in temperate and tropical waters. You’ll also learn basic fish identification and scientific survey techniques as well as how important personal involvement is in aquatic conservation.
Who can take the Fish ID course?
To take this course you must have an Open Water Diver or Junior Open Water Diver certification and be at least 10 years old.
When does the course run?
All our specialties run regularly year round. Our training staff can work out an individual schedule for the specialty courses that interest you.
Where does the course run?
For the dives we head to one of the many local dive sites around the Wellington coast.
How do I sign up for the PADI AWARE Fish ID Specialty course?
Register easily online, in store, by phone or email. Remember to let us know when you would like to do the course.
This Specialty counts towards your PADI Master Scuba Diver rating!