PADI Fish ID Specialty - Dive Centre | Scuba Dive Campbell River, BC

PADI Fish Identification Specialty

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The abundance and diversity of marine life in the Pacific Northwest has made it one of the greatest places to dive in the world.
Our nutrient-rich emerald waters are home to some of the most unique marine life, and identification can be a tricky process. Learn how to conduct fish surveys and identify characteristics of common fish families, invertebrate groups, and algae groups.


Once you sign up for the course, your instructor will be in touch!

Knowledge Development: all theory may be completed at home through PADI eLearning or in the shop with your instructor. You will learn:

- How to identify characteristics of local fish families and species

- Fish survey techniques and strategies

- About Project AWARE activities that can help protect aquatic life

Ocean Dives: over 2 ocean dives, you will put your identification skills to the test and even conduct a fish and invertebrate survey that will be submitted to REEF to help with their biodiversity and abundance research.


Minimum Age: 12 years old

Certification: minimum Open Water (or Jr. Open Water) certification or equivalent

Medical: each student must complete a PADI medical form specifically for scuba diving. Click to view the PADI medical questionnaire 


All students must provide their own gear. If you need to rent, check out our rental prices and you will be charged upon pickup. All rental gear is 25% off when taking a course with us!

During your Fish ID course, you will use basic scuba gear (BCD, regulator, tanks, weights, drysuit or wetsuit). You will also use a dive computer and slate.

We recommend investing in the following gear during or after your course: Mask, snorkel, fins, boots, gloves, hood, and dive computer. These items have a specific fit to each diver, and having your own will make your experience more enjoyable and familiar.

We offer 15% off any gear purchases before or during your course.