PADI AWARE Fish Identification Speciality

Discover the Wonders of the Deep with the PADI AWARE Fish Identification Speciality

Have you ever found yourself underwater while scuba diving, gazing at a mysterious fish and wondering, “What was that?”

The PADI Project AWARE Fish Identification Speciality course equips you with the fundamental skills to solve this mystery, ensuring that the next time you encounter an unfamiliar fish, you’ll have the answer at your fingertips.

The Exciting Part Immerse yourself in the world of aquatic life and elevate your diving experiences by recognizing the incredible creatures you encounter. What makes this course so exciting is that the knowledge you gain can be applied to every scuba diving adventure. Once you’ve mastered the key fish families and their characteristics, you’ll be able to identify species from all corners of the globe.

Course Duration

The Fish ID Speciality course spans just one day and includes two exhilarating dives.


You should have a PADI Scuba Diver certification (or an equivalent entry-level certification from another agency) to enroll in this course.

What You’ll Learn During two unforgettable dives, you’ll gain hands-on experience, or rather, eyes-on experience, as you learn to search for and identify the captivating fish species inhabiting the underwater world. You’ll discover:

  • How to identify distinguishing features of local fish families and species.
  • Fish survey techniques and effective strategies.
  • The art of planning, organizing, and executing fish identification dives.

Your Next Adventure As you delve deeper into the world of aquatic life, you may be inspired to capture your underwater memories forever. Be sure to explore our Underwater Photography Course for the perfect complement to your fish identification skills.

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