PADI FISH ID SPECIALTY COURSE KOH TAO

Enjoy your dives more as you learn how to identify fish families & species and their characteristics

KNOW MORE ABOUT YOUR DIVE COMPANIONS

Ever wondered what fish are swimming around you? In this course you learn to identify the fish of Koh Tao

KNOW MORE ABOUT THE UNDERWATER WORLD

Join our PADI Fish ID Specialty Course on Koh Tao & use your knowledge on your dives anywhere in the world

PADI AWARE FISH ID SPECIALTY COURSE

do you think that it is time to learn more about the marine fish you come across on your dives?

You may have been asked (or asked yourself) many times one of the most common questions in scuba diving: “What was that fish?” Wouldn’t it be great to be the person that has the answer to it, no matter where you dive? Then the PADI Fish ID Specialty Course is the perfect choice for you.

In this PADI Specialty course you will learn to look at specific characteristics to identify fish family species & families. So a parrotfish on Koh Tao may look different than a parrotfish in Australia, but you’re still able to identify it.

Also, you will be introduced to Fish survey techniques and activities by PADI AWARE as well as our local community to conserve and protect the marine fish populations.

This course links in well with other activities such as PADI AWARE Coral Watch or the PADI Underwater Naturalist Specialty Course.

Learn in a small group of max. 4 students per Instructor at your own pace, how to make your dives more meaningful!

YOUR PADI AWARE FISH ID SPECIALTY COURSE

Learning how to identify individual fish families looking at their characteristics helps you to know what surrounds you underwater

The PADI AWARE Fish ID Specialty Course can be done in just one day. If you prefer to spread it out or combine it with other programs, just let us know. These are the general course parts:

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Part 1: Theory

After an introduction between you and your Instructor you will complete the necessary paperwork.

The theoretical part of your PADI AWARE Fish ID Specialty Course is covered by some self-study with your personal copy of the PADI manual and 2 Knowledge Reviews. You will get plenty of time to self-study and memorize the common fish family classifications.

Together with your instructor you will then look at characteristics like shape, fins, behaviour of those fish families and an introduction to the common local ones on Koh Tao.

Also, you will have a look at the fish identification slate you are going to use on your Open Water dives and how to easily group the depictured fish on them into families.

Part 2: Open Water Dives

After lunch it is time for us to get on one of our custom built dive boats and head out for one or two dives (depending on your chosen option).

On these dives you will practice how to use buoyancy control and a slow approach to get close to fish without disturbing them and their natural behaviour. You will then use your Fish Slate to identify them and note your observations on a blank slate you have with you as well.

Your instructor will point out fish to you and you will be tasked to use hand signals or your slates to give a positive identification of species or family.

After your dives, we will add the information about your identified fish in your dive log book and you will be a certified PADI AWARE Fish ID Specialist!

KNOW YOUR FISH!

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PADI AWARE FIsh ID specialty course – the schedule

To give you an idea of what your Padi fish id specialty course will look like,

here’s an example schedule:

FULL DAY

PADI AWARE FISH ID SPECIALTY COURSE

Day 1 - Full Day

Introduction & Paperwork
Theory (self-study)
Identification practice

– Lunch –

1/2 Open Water Dives

The PADI AWARE Fish ID Specialty course links into other courses well. So if you have done the Adventure Dive already, why not add a Buoyancy or Naturalist Dive to it or simply add a Fun Dive with AWARE Coral Watch.

The schedule is not set in stone and it can be split up over two half days as well. If your travel plans require a different schedule we can accommodate for that.

If you require more information about alternative options just contact us.

COURSE PREREQUISITES: PADI AWARE Fish ID Specialty Course

These are the requirements for the PADI Fish ID Specialty Course

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Minimum Age

The minimum age to enroll in the PADI AWARE Fish ID Specialty Course is 10 years.

Minimum Certification Level
To become a PADI AWARE Fish ID Specialty Diver you will have to hold a certification as a PADI (Junior) Open Water Diver (or equivalent from another certification agency).
Medical Statement
You need to be medically fit for diving. You will find the Medical Statement for Scuba Diving here to download. If in doubt, please check with your physician or ask us before booking your dive experience with us.
Insurance

To comply with our dive insurance requirements, you will need to have proof (logbook etc.) of a dive within the last 6 months otherwise you will need to take part in our Crystal Dive Scuba Review before taking part in the course to receive our insurance cover.

PADI AWARE Fish ID – What’s included?

Our PADI AWARE Fish ID Course package includes:

  • PADI AWARE Fish ID Specialty Course (max. 4 students per Instructor)
  • Personal set of scuba equipment throughout your stay
  • FREE use of Dive Computer
  • Personal PADI Specialty Manual & PADI Certification
  • Crystal Dive Logbook & T-Shirt
  • Multilingual personal Instructor
  • Boat trips & refreshments for your dives
  • Dive Insurance for your dives with us (30 days)
  • SHA+ Recognition (Read more about the valid Covid-Rules)
  • FREE Accommodation throughout your course (1 night)
  • 10 % Discount on additional diver level courses & dive equipment purchases with us

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The PADI AWARE Fish ID Specialty course at Crystal Dive will give you valuable knowledge about the underwater world around Koh Tao and anywhere in the world.

In the PADI AWARE Fish ID Specialty course you will learn how to identify the characteristics of local fish families and species, enabling you to use it anywhere in the world.

Enjoy your dives even more as you can recognize and identify fish families whenever you go diving!

฿3,150฿4,500

2-Dive-Option: This is your choice if you haven’t already done a Fish ID Adventure dive as part of your PADI Advanced Open Water. Here you will get the full introduction into identification and classification of fish families & species.
1-Dive-Option: This option is available for you if you already completed a PADI Fish ID Adventure dive as part of your PADI Advanced Open Water Course. This will allow you to fit in another specialty dive the same day or just enjoy a fun dive to use skills you have learned.

PADI Fish ID Specialty Course

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2-Dive-Option: This is your choice if you haven’t already done a Fish ID Adventure dive as part of your PADI Advanced Open Water. Here you will get the full introduction into identification and classification of fish families & species.
1-Dive-Option: This option is available for you if you already completed a PADI Fish ID Adventure dive as part of your PADI Advanced Open Water Course. This will allow you to fit in another specialty dive the same day or just enjoy a fun dive to use skills you have learned.

YOUR DIVES ON VIDEO OR PICTURES

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During your two dives our in-house underwater film company, Crystal Images, will accompany you to capture your experience on film and then edit the footage into a 10 minute movie which we show at the bar that evening. The video is available to purchase by all course students after viewing so you can share your memories with family and friends.

Alternatively, our Underwater Videography team is available to provide you with personal and lasting memories of your experience and offer unique underwater video and photo services for your course. You can choose from a 10 minute land and underwater based video or 35 high resolution photographs.

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These options are available for your scuba diving course and can be booked by following the link below and choosing the ‘video & photo’ option to pay a deposit, in addition to your course booking. Please ask us about group bookings and additional options on other courses.