AwareFishID

“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.

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 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

 

 

 

Cost: $179.00 not including price of charter. Charter of your choice is discounted $20 for specialty students.

Requirements – 2 dives, Open Water Diver ages 10 and up.  Adventures in Diving Manual with Knowledge Review completed.

Best charters = Molokini Crater, Turtle Reef, Carthaginian

  • Be aware that PADI specialty classes do not allow students to be in any type of overhead environment making Lanai not a good charter on which to do specialties.
  • Most specialty courses can be completed as beach dives, however, completing them off the boat is an option.
  • You do not need to be a PADI certified diver to do PADI Specialty courses. Equivalent certification from any recognized scuba certification agency is fine (NAUI, SSI, SDI, CMAS, etc.).
  • As with any training, you will need to complete the PADI Medical Questionnaire and get Physician’s clearance if needed.

Lahaina Divers

143 Dickenson Street Suite #100
Lahaina, HI 96761
United States

Store Hours: 8:00 am - 6:30 pm HST (1800 - 0430 GMT) 
Open 7 days a week!

  • 800-998-3483
  • info@LahainaDivers.com
  • www.LahainaDivers.com

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