Fish Identification Specialty Course

The PADI Project AWARE Fish ID Specialty Course provides you with the fish identification basics so that next time, you’ll know what to look for and be able to identify different fish. Learn about identifying fish through their genus, species and family through physiological differences and find out more about the biodiversity of our marine area and habitats.

This course is designed to introduce divers 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, divers also learn the importance of personal involvement in aquatic environment conservation.

Dive some of the best dive sites in Thailand with PADI Aware Fish Identification Specialty Course in Phuket.

Aware Fish ID – Boat Course (3 Dives) 9,900 Thai Baht

Aware Fish ID – Beach Course (3 Dives) 7,900 Thai Baht

Aware Fish Identification Specialty Course

To qualify for the AWARE – Fish Identification Diver course, an individual must be at least 10 years old and be certified as a PADI Open Water Diver, Junior Open Water Diver or have a qualifying certification from another training organization.

The AWARE – Fish Identification Diver course includes two open water training dives. The first dive allows divers to practice basic fish identification techniques and the second dive prompts divers to collect fish identification data for submission to the REEF Fish Survey Project, if appropriate.

Training dives may be conducted at night for divers who have completed the Night Adventure Dive or the first dive of the PADI Night Diver specialty course, or have qualifying night diving experience.

The AWARE – Fish Identification Dive from the PADI Adventures in Diving program may be counted toward the certification requirements of this specialty.


Some of our most common specialties on the Master Scuba Diver challenge are:

Wreck Diver | Deep Diver | Nitrox Diver | Drift Diver | Night Diver | Multilevel Diver

But dont worry if you have already done some of these. Kiwidiver has one of the largest selections of specialty course to choose from.

Master Scuba Diver Challenge

5 specialties in 5 days Master Scuba Diver Challenge - Take the PADI MSD challenge with Kiwidiver and become one of the many divers to achieve Master Scuba Diver with Kiwidiver. Already a PADI MSD - don't worry, you can still get the incredible five specialties in a five day package.

Spend 5 days with your own PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer working towards your goal of becoming a confident experienced diver. Your PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer will not only coach you in the 5 specialty areas you are completing but also assist with advice and training in boat diving, buoyancy, air consumption and many other areas.

Some specialties have special requirements or require special equipment. And some are only available at certain times of the year. As this program can is tailored for each individual and specialties & pricing may change depending on the Specialties you need to do. Kiwidiver helps with free registration with PADI as a Master Scuba Diver. Please contact us for further details.

For instructors we also teach the Master Scuba Diver Trainer instructor level. We teach Specialty instructor for all the specialties we teach at diver level. See our Instructor Training website for details.