Fish Identification

Course Info

Distinguish fish families and their features with 2 open water dives.


PADI Materials
Certification fees
Scuba Equipment


1-2 days depends on your personal commitment.


Study online before your course.
Total time 2 hours.


Being at least an Open Water Diver.
Minimum age 10 years old.

How to Earn Your AWARE Fish Identification Specialty

Enjoy dives even more when you can recognize and identify fish families and their characteristics.


PADI eLearning®

Contact us to get your PADI Materials and start learning how to identify characteristics of local fish families and species.


With Your Instructor

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. During two scuba dives, you'll learn fish survey techniques and strategies and how to support Project AWARE activities that can help protect aquatic life.

More Info
PADI Courses require a minimum level of health and fitness. Chronic health conditions, certain medications and/or recent surgery may require you to get written approval from a physician before diving. Avoid disappointment, download and review the Diver Medical form to ensure you won’t need a physician’s approval to dive before enrolling in a scuba course. Instructors and dive center staff are not physicians and should not be asked for medical advice; only medical professionals can give medical clearance to dive. If you (or your physician) have questions about medical fitness to dive, contact the experts at Divers Alert Network (DAN).

Get credit! The first dive of this PADI Specialty Diver course may credit as an Adventure Dive toward your Advanced Open Water Diver certification – ask us for more information.

Continue Your Education

Advanced Open Water Diver

The Advanced Open Water Diver course is all about advancing your skills. You'll practice navigation and buoyancy, try deep diving and make three specialty dives of your choosing.

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Buoyancy control is essential to becoming a confident, relaxed diver. Being perfectly balanced allows you to float effortlessly, use air more efficiently and deftly approach skittish marine life to get a closer look.

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Becoming a PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider lets you breathe easy knowing that you can recognize scuba diving illnesses treatable with emergency oxygen, and are prepared to offer aid.