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AWARE FISH ID Padi Project Aware Fish Identification

The PADI Project AWARE Fish Identification Course

Have you ever been scuba diving and asked yourself, "What was that?” The PADI Project AWARE Fish Identification Speciality course at Galaxsea Divers provides you with the fish identification basics so that next time, you know the answer.

Prerequisites

To enrol in this course:

  • Participants must be at least 10 years old
  • Must be a PADI Open Water Diver (Junior Open Water Diver) or higher
  • Before participants take part they must fill out Galaxsea's Application Forms


What You Learn

During two dives you gain hands-on (okay, eyes-on) experience in looking for and identifying the fascinating fish you see underwater. You’ll learn :

  • How to identify characteristics of local fish families and species
  • Fish survey techniques and strategies
  • How to practice fish identification dive planning, organization, and procedures


The Fun Part

You’ll find you enjoy your dives even more when you recognise 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 colours 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.”

Your Next Adventure

As you learn about fish survey techniques with GALAXSEA DIVERS you may also want to ask the team about work on a conservation project as part of your PADI National Geographic Diver certification and brush up on your underwater photography skills so that you can document and capture images of the species you’re encountering.

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  • Get tips on volunteering for conservation
  • Learn more about Project AWARE Conservation Projects

 Please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have!