Have you ever been scuba diving and asked yourself, "What was that?” The PADI Project AWARE Fish Identification Specialty course at SUGAR LAND DIVE CENTER 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 recognise 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 their 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.
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:
Contact SUGAR LAND DIVE CENTER or visit Project AWARE Foundation to download your copy of Project AWARE today.
As you learn about fish survey techniques with SUGAR LAND DIVE CENTER you may also want to ask the team about working on a conservation project as part of your PADI Project AWARE and brush up on your underwater photography skills so that you can document and capture images of the species you’re encountering.
For more information about this or other PADI courses have a chat with one of the SUGAR LAND DIVE CENTER team members.