PADI AWARE Fish Identification Diver

PADI AWARE Fish Identification Diver

Have you ever been scuba diving and asked yourself, “What was that?” Do your fish naming talents stretch as far as the Blue Spotted Ray, just because it looks like a ray with blue spots?


The PADI AWARE Fish Identification Specialty provides you with the fish identification basics so that next time, you know the answers.


You will find you enjoy your dives even more when you recognise the creatures that you see. The fun part about this programme is you can use the skills you learn on every dive because once you learn the main fish families and characteristics it will help you decipher the species you see all over the world.


The PADI AWARE Fish ID Specialty is taken in conjuction with our dive travel programme.

To Start

How do I get started?

As with all of the diving education programmes at Aquasport you start with the training materials. A deposit of £50 is required to book your PADI AWARE Fish ID Specialty. We will provide you with the PADI AWARE e-manual for you to read prior to the start of your training.



What will I do?

During your programme you will cover the following:

  • How to identify characteristics of local and not so local fish families and species
  • Fish survey techniques and strategies
  • How to practise fish identification dive planning, organisation and procedures


You will have one and a half days of intense underwater fish spotting training to complete. In our fully equipped multi-media classrooms you will learn where to look for and how to identify the fascinating fish you see underwater.


You will put into practice what you learn in a combination of skills in two open water training dives.



How long will it take?

The PADI AWARE Fish ID Specialty takes place over one and a half days. Starting on the first evening you will complete the theory sections from the PADI AWARE e-manual.


The next day will cover all the practical sessions during your two open water training dives.


You can arrange with your training in conjuction with any Aquasport dive travel options.



What will I need?

The PADI Open Water Diver certification or equivalent is the prerequisite for the PADI AWARE Fish ID Specialty.


All standard scuba equipment is required as well as underwater slates and pencils. Standard scuba equipment may not necessarily be included in the cost of this programme if it is held in conjuction with dive travel. Please contact the centre for clarification.


The minimum age for enrolment on this programme is 10 years.


You will need to fill out a self certification medical statement. If you have any medical conditions you think may prevent you from scuba diving please feel free to contact us and we will try to be of assistance.



PADI AWARE Fish ID Specialty £145.


A £50 deposit is required when you book your programme with Aquasport. Balance of payment is due two weeks prior to the start of your training.



Starting in conjunction with dive travel. Call the centre for the latest course information on 0121 706 6628 or email


Where To?

Where can I go from here?

Once you have completed your PADI AWARE Fish ID Specialty you can take full advantage of the fantastic aquatic life found around the world. An ideal progression to your training is the PADI Underwater Naturalist or PADI Digital Underwater Photograpy Specialty which will allow you to identify and document your finds.


Once you have completed five PADI specialties, the PADI Rescue Diver course and have 50 logged dives you hold all the prerequisites for the PADI Master Scuba Diver certification. This is the highest non-professional rating in the PADI system of diver education.


Here at Aquasport all of our Instructors hold this level of recreational certification. We recommend that every diver takes this route regardless of their further ambitions as we see it as a commitment to education and a real achievement.

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The Dive Centre,

Lincoln Road,

Solihull, B27 6PA

0121 706 6628

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