Have you ever been diving and asked yourself what fish it was that was passing by? Then this course is the right one for you!
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Have you ever been diving and asked yourself what fish it was that was passing by? The PADI Fish Identification Specialty Course provides you with the fish identification basics so that the next time you will dive, you will know the answer.
To start the PADI Fish Identification Specialty Course, you must be at least 10 years old and be in the possession of the PADI (Junior) Open Water Diver certificate.
You can use the skills you learned on every diving holiday. Once you know the main fish families and characteristics, it will help you decipher the species you encounter during your dives all over the world.
The PADI Fish Identification Specialty Course will allow you to see the physiological differences between fish species and find out more about the biodiversity of the marine area and habitats you are diving at.
What is more fascinating than observing a new ecosystem with all its various creatures in their natural environment while diving. If you know what fish family it belongs to, it will be easier to identify it and to learn about their interesting characteristics.
What will you learn:
- How to identify the characteristics of local fish families and species.
- Fish survey techniques and strategies.
- How to practice fish identification dive planning, organization, and procedures.
- Project AWARE activities that can help protect aquatic life.
During this 1 day course with 2 dives, you will gain hands-on experience in looking for and identifying the fascinating fishes you spot underwater.
Next, to using your basic diving equipment, you will need a slate to record what you see and a fish identification card is available in the area where you dive. Your local instructor may suggest additional gear.
Completing this course will add value to your diving knowledge, because no matter where in the world you will dive, you will be able to identify and compare the characteristics of the different fish families.