If you’re a PADI (Junior) Open Water Diver who is at least 10 years old, you can enroll in the PADI AWARE Fish Identification Specialty course.
The PADI AWARE Fish Identification Course is for ages 10 Years and Older.
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Depth Restrictions After Certification
This PADI course does not increase your maximum depth rating. Standard depth restrictions apply.
Waivers and Liability Releases
all participants will need to have a completed set of liability releases signed and dated prior to any in water training. Note: Participants under the age of 18 will need to have a parent or guardian signatures as well. No exceptions.
For this Course you will need the following releases:
The duration of this Course is 1 day. The course is performance-based so we do not like to rush we want to make sure everyone is safe and fully understands the skills of the day. So there is a start time but never a set finish time.
Required PADI Course Materials
For your course you will need the Reef creature Fish Identification Book.
If you purchase your Reef creature Fish Identification book at the time you book your course.
You will receive your hard copy when you arrive at class.For your convenience we will provide you with all the materials you will need to get you started as soon as you book your course..
Each student is required to purchase from us their own Reef creature Fish Identification book.
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This course covers information about coral reef distribution, diversity, formation and ecology. It also reveals factors that threaten reefs and discusses conservation measures to protect these living resources. The AWARE- Coral Reef Conservation Specialty course, include the following:
1. An introduction to Project AWARE.
2. The importance of coral reefs to marine ecosystems and coastal areas.
3. Coral reef and reef inhabitant biology, association and competition.
4. The status of the world's coral reefs and detrimental land-based and ocean-based activities that put reefs in peril.
5. Suggestions and information about actions that may help to protect reefs, including responsible diving and snorkeling practiceshis is an excellent course to take if you are interested in coral reef conservation.
This course is one of the prerequisite courses for participating in The Coral Reef Rangers Coral Restoration Project. The PADI Fish Identification Scuba Diver Course is designed to familiarize divers with common fish families and species found in the local area.
This PADI class focuses on collecting fish survey information to be submitted to local organizations who are involved in reef conservation projects such as The Coral Reef Rangers.
So sign up today For the PADI A.W.A.R.E. Fish ID Identification Scuba Diver Course and help protect the environment while having fun.
A. Project AWARE
B. Importance of Coral Reefs
C. Understanding Coral
D. Complex Nature of Life on the Coral Reef
E. Coral Reefs in Peril
F. Protect the Living Reef.
Traditional Academics included with your course
You begin the academics in the comfort of your own home. Once you sign up for the course, you will receive all the academic materials needed to complete the home study portion of your course. To start your course you will watch The PADI AWARE Fish Identification course video. This will get you ready for Your classroom session and the in water training portion of your class.
Your instructor will review your knowledge reviews during your first class session.
Optional PADI Online Academics
Unfortunately PADI does not Offer Online academics for this course yet. You and your instructor will schedule the time for you to come in and complete the academic portion of your training in the classroom.
Note: online academics is not available for ages 12 and under.
PADI AWARE Fish Identification Training Dives
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
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 your instructor about earning credit.
At this level divers should have a complete set of personal SCUBA gear.
Don't panic if you need rental equipment we have it available for your class.
You will need the following equipment for this class Mask, Snorkel, Fins, BCD, Regulators, Dive computer, Thermal protection, Tanks and Weights. (We do not rent Thermal protection)
Additional required equipment for this class
If you would like to purchase your own equipment, we guarantee the best price in town and extended warranties on everything purchased from us. If you’re going to be a diver it is best to have your own personal gear for fit and comfort.
You should always purchase your SCUBA diving equipment from the dive center where you do your training. Your SCUBA instructor is definitely more qualified to make sure you select the proper equipment for your needs. Your instructor will also make sure your equipment is properly adjusted and ready for your class. Nobody beats our prices or customer service guaranteed.
Note: new scuba diving equipment always requires minor adjustments and a safety inspection before it is used. If you purchased your scuba equipment online or from a third-party to use in our class and it has a malfunction or requires adjustments during your training you will have to pay an additional cost for those adjustments. Our minimum service charge is $45
We do not accept equipment that is unsafe or damaged to be usedin anyof our programs.
If you have any questions on whether the equipment you have will be acceptable for this program, please contact us prior to class for a free equipment evaluation. We service and repair Scuba equipment. Safety First!