"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 the main fish families and their characteristics.
If you're at least 10 years old and a PADI (Junior) Open Water Diver or higher, you can enroll in the AWARE - Fish Identification course.
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 (2) 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.
Normally 1 day*, 2 Dives
*PADI programs are performance based. You proceed as you demonstrate mastery of the course skills. This allows you to work at a pace that is comfortable for you. Scuba Training Philippines has a variety of schedules to meet most individuals needs. We offer private courses for those who want a more personal experience in learning to dive.
12 months from date of commencement, however we strongly encourage students to complete their course within 2 months.
You can complete your course in one go or spread out your dives over a few months. Please speak to an Instructor to create a basic schedule.
Fish I.D. Slates (Provided)
Fish I.D. Books (Provided)
Basic Scuba Equipment (Provided)
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