This course is designed to introduce you to the most common families and species of fish found in temperate and tropical waters. Divers learn basic fish identification and scientific surveying techniques. Through an overview of Project AWARE and other preservation and research efforts, such as the REEF Fish Survey Project, you will also learn the importance of personal involvement in aquatic environment conservation. This course covers the knowledge and techniques for identifying fish common to the local area.


What you learn
The Project AWARE philosophy about protecting worldwide aquatic ecosystems
Fish family groupings and common characteristics of fish species found in the local area
Fish surveying techniques and strategies for collecting valid data
The planning, organisation, and procedures for identifying fish families and species while diving.


Prerequisites
PADI (Junior) Open Water Diver (or qualifying certification from another training organisation)
10 years or older



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