How can you tell a Mola mola from a Mahi-mahi? Spend a day as an underwater researcher and learn about fish families.

Learn the difference between blennies and gobies, what makes a bream a bream and how the shape of a tail can identify a fish’s family.

The PADI Project AWARE Fish Identification Specialty course provides you with the fish identification basics so that each time you venture underwater, you can put names to faces.

During two dives you gain hands-on experience in looking for and identifying the fascinating fish you see underwater. The following is included in your PADI AWARE Fish Identification Diver course:

Must be a PADI Open Water Diver or Junior Open Water Diver (or hold qualifying certification from another organisation).

Course duration: 10 hours approx.

Certification counts toward the PADI Master Scuba Diver rating.

You can learn more about Project AWARE by going to