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PADI Fish ID Specialty

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  • All Basic Scuba Equipment
  •  Transportation
  • 2 Ocean Dives
  • PADI Fish ID Specialty Certification
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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 identification 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 maybe 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. 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



Deep Specialty
May 2 @ 9:00 am – May 3 @ 5:00 pm
Deep Specialty

Peak Performance Buoyancy
May 10 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
Peak Performance Buoyancy


PADI Equipment Specialty @ Diving Locker
May 11 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

SCUBAPRO MK25A700Never miss a dive again due to a scuba gear issue! Whether it’s a blown o-ring, regulator problem, wetsuit tear or a broken fin strap, you can learn how to manage basic scuba equipment adjustments.

As a PADI Equipment Specialist, you will be prepared for basic scuba equipment maintenance, care and adjustments you’ll encounter every day. In addition, you’ll learn interesting background information about how your gear works, how it’s repaired and other information that will help you with your equipment investment.

The more you know about how your dive gear works, the more comfortable you are with it, performance you get from it, and the more you can care for it.


During the course you will:

* Review the theory, principles and operation of scuba diving equipment, learn about routine, recommended care and maintenance procedures, and equipment storage
* Learn how to overcome common problems with equipment and recommended professional maintenance procedures (may include a demonstration of repair procedures)
* Gain simple suggestions for comfortable equipment configurations and an introduction to new gear (may include optional confined water dive to try new or unfamiliar equipment)

Course Price: $129.95

Includes 1 evening classroom session

PADI Sidemount Course
May 30 – May 31 all-day
PADI Sidemount Course

PADI Wreck Specialty @ Porteau Cove
Jun 13 @ 9:00 am – Jun 14 @ 3:30 pm
PADI Wreck Specialty @ Porteau Cove

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