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Aware - Fish ID 75 (exc slates)

Why AWARE - Fish Identification?
This course will introduce you to the most common fish families and species found in temperate and tropical waters. You'll also learn basic fish identification and scientific survey techniques as well as how important personal involvement is in aquatic conservation.

What are the prerequisites?
PADI Open Water Diver or Junior Open Water Diver certification (or qualifying certification from another organisation) Minimum age: 10 years old.

During your AWARE - Fish Identification Diver Specialty course, you'll practice basic fish identification techniques then collect fish identification data for submission to the REEF Fish Survey Project (if appropriate).

The course includes all the background you'll need to identify fish in your area, including:
Information on Project AWARE and aquatic protection worldwide
Characteristics of local fish families and species Fish survey techniques and strategies
Fish identification dive planning, organization and procedures

How long will it take?
Recommended Course Hours: 12
Minimum Open Water Training: two dives over one day

Where can I go from here?
You can apply this Specialty course towards your Master Scuba Diver rating

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