Ocean Encounters

From: $150

PADI Fish Identification Specialty Course

“What was that fish?” is a common question heard after a dive. If you want to be the scuba diver with the answers, instead of the one asking the questions, then take the PADI Fish Identification Specialty course.

You’ll enjoy your dives even more when you recognize the creatures that you see and can identify the main fish families and their characteristics.

If you’re at least 10 years old and a PADI (Junior) Open Water Diver or higher, you can enroll in the PADI – Fish Identification course.

Enjoy dives even more when you can recognize and identify fish families and their characteristics.

The $100 USD price is applicable if the course is taken during boat dives.

Get credit! The first dive of this PADI Fish Identification Specialty Diver course may credit as an Adventure Dive toward your Advanced Open Water Diver certification – ask your instructor about earning credit.

How to Become an Advanced Open Water Diver

Learn about underwater navigation, deep diving and three types of specialty diving that interest you. After some skill practice with your instructor, you’ll make five open water dives. There’s no exam because this course is truly about having fun and gaining experience.

Consult with our PADI Instructors, at Ocean Encounters, and start charting your PADI Advanced Open Water course today!

*Course cost excludes PADI e-Learning


Advanced Open Water Diver eLearning includes interactive lessons on 13 popular specialty dives: boat, digital underwater imaging, drift, fish ID, night, buoyancy, search and recovery, underwater naturalist and wreck diving.

At Ocean Encounters, you will study deep, navigation an peak performance buoyancy plus two specialties of your choosing.

  • eLearning time commitment: 6-8 hours

At the Ocean Encounters Dive Shop with your Instructor

The course includes five dives: a deep dive below 18m/60f, a navigation dive, and three specialty dives. Gain experience, build confidence and discover your diving abilities.

Dive Equipment Included