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Aware - Fish ID Course

"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 AWARE - Fish Identification Specialty course. You'll enjoy your dives even more when you recognize the creatures that you see and can identify.

Why?

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.

Prerequisites for entering the course

PADI Open Water Diver or Junior Open Water Diver certification
(or qualifying certification from another organization)
Minimum Age: 10
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What will I do?

During your AWARE - Fish Identification Diver Specialty course, you'll practice basic fish identification techniques then collect fish identification data for submission to the REEF Fish Survey Project (if appropriate). The course includes all the background you'll need to identify fish in your area, including:
Information on Project AWARE and aquatic protection worldwide
Characteristics of local fish families and species
Fish survey techniques and strategies
Fish identification dive planning, organization and procedures

Where do I go from here?

At your instructor's discretion, you can count your Adventures In Diving Aware: Fish Identification Adventure Dive towards the Aware: Fish Identification Diver Specialty course. The Aware - Fish ID Course certification counts as one of the five Specialty
course certifications for the PADI Master SCUBA Diver certification.
The Aware - Fish ID Course certification counts as one of the five Specialty
course certifications for the PADI Master SCUBA Diver certification.

What will it cost?

$50.00 plus course materials.

**Equipment rental not included. If you need to rent any equipment, let us know. We have a wide selection of equipment available for rental.

Private classes available at an additional cost.
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