PADI Course - Fish Identificaiton

  • Da Nang Scuba PADI Dive Center Vietnam PADI Fih Identification Course

    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 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.

  • Who should take this course?

    If you’re at least 10 years old and a PADI (Junior) Open Water Diver or higher, you can enroll in the Fish Identification course.

    What will you learn?

    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.

    What scuba gear will you use?

    Beyond using basic scuba equipment, you’ll learn to use specialized gear depending on the Adventure Dives you choose. We will explain and supply the equipment that you will need, such as blank slates, fish ID slates and fish identification books.

    At Da Nang Scuba we have a fully stocked retail shop offering a wide range of scuba equipment from the basics of masks and snorkels to buoyancy control devices, including blank slates and fish ID slates. Taking a course with Da Nang scuba guarantees a 10% discount on any equipment purchased from Scuba Direct or Liquid Watersports.


    DAY 1 – 2 Open Water Training Dives at Son Tra Beach

    Day 1 – 2 Open Water Training Dives at Chan Island, Hoi An


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    *Certain Padi Speciality Courses require materials.


    Contact Da Nang Scuba to enroll in the course.