AWARE - Fish Identification

PADI (Junior) Open Water Divers who are at least 10 years old are eligible to take 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

Get credit! The first dive of this PADI Specialty Diver course may credit as an Adventure Dive toward your Advanced Open Water Diver certification – ask your instructor about earning credit.

How can you start learning now?

Contact us to sign up for the AWARE - Fish Identification course. 

What scuba gear will you use?

In the PADI AWARE - Fish Identification course, you will use basic scuba equipment. You’ll want a slate to record what you see and a fish identification card if available for your area. Your PADI Instructor may suggest additional equipment or references depending on what you’re likely to see on your dives.

Next Step

Have the answers and earn your next certification, contact us to sign up for the AWARE - Fish Identification course.