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 ID 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.
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.”
During two dives you gain hands-on (okay, eyes-on) experience in looking for and identifying the fascinating fish you see underwater.
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As you learn about fish survey techniques you may also be interested in the PADI Underwater Photographer Course to help you in identifying certain types of fish or even the Peak Performance Buoyancy Course to help you maintain control as fish tend to be more relaxed if you're relaxed.
This specialty course will count towards your PADI Master Scuba Diver Rating, join the elite of recreational diving.
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