AWARE Fish ID Specialty PADI Course
Expand your Horizon with PADI® AWARE Fish ID Specialty Course!
1 day | 2 Open Water Dives
What was that Fish?
The ocean is home to thousands of species of marine life, but how many could you correctly identify?
The PADI® Fish Identification Specialty teaches you the principles of fish species identification and references the exact species after your scuba dive.
The creatures spotted on your dive will no longer be unknown, and you'll become the go-to fish identifier for people who come up from their dive wondering, "what was that fish?!"
If you are interested in marine biology and ecosystem, take a look at the PADI® Underwater Naturalist Specialty Course and learn about the relationships between plants, animals, and the environment.
Capture underwater pictures of your favorite creatures and see if you can identify them. Take a look at the PADI® Underwater Photographer Specialty.
Let's start your PADI® AWARE Fish Identification!
You're ready for the AWARE Fish Identification course if you want to learn to:
- Identify the characteristics of local fish species and families
- Fish survey strategies and techniques
- Plan your dive to focus on fish identification
- About Project AWARE activities and help to protect aquatic life
|Prerequisites||Be a PADI (Junior) Open Water Diver or equivalent, able to swim, medically fit for diving (please complete the PADI Medical Form and bring to orientation), comfortable in the water
|Total time commitment||1 day|
|Minimum age||10 years old or older
Koh Tao AWARE Fish ID Specialty Course package includes:
- 2 open water dives
- Free shuttle service Koh tao Pier - Resort
- Insurance coverage
- Rental dive equipment
- Use of Dive Computers during the course
- PADI e-material
- PADI e-card on completion
- Complimentary refreshments, coffee, fruit and snacks on our diving boat
The first dive of this PADI Specialty Diver course may credit as an Adventure Dive toward your Advanced Open Water Diver certification.
Every PADI Specialty certification you earn counts towards the prestigious Master Scuba Diver rating.
Any concern? Don't worry, we are here to support you and answer all of your questions.
You have not dived for a while and feel that your knowledge and skills are rusty.
We suggest you start with a Refresher Course in our on-site pool.
This quick course will re-visit your dive theory/safety and will include essential dive skills circuit, diving hand signals, and equipment setup.
By the end of your refresher, you'll feel much more confident to enjoy your training dives.
Get in touch to arrange your refresher today!
IMPORTANT! -Flying after Diving
When planning your diving trip and your journey toward your destinations, always remember that you must not fly directly after scuba diving. It accentuates the risk of having decompression sickness.
The PADI guidelines are to NOT FLY during a 12 hours interval after a single dive and 18 hours after multiple dives. As often when it comes to scuba diving, take a conservative approach to safety, and whenever possible, avoid flying the next 24 hours after a dive.
If you intend to do multiple dives on different days during your trip, consider buying your own dive computer, as it will calculate the optimal time to fly based on your diving history.
Even more than other outdoor sports, diving is weather- and sea-dependent. Be aware that some sites might be inaccessible on certain days and that diving trips might be canceled due to dangerous conditions.
Luckily, Thailand has a fantastic climate almost all year round and this happens very rarely.