Fish Identification (ID) Diver Specialty Course

      Sea Soul Huatulco Club, Sector P, Lt. 5, Blvrd Chahue, Playa Chahue, 70987 Bahias de Huatulco, Oaxaca

      HD
      10 reviews
      Duration: 1 day
      Group size: 1 - 4
      Fish Identification (ID) Diver Specialty Course
      Sea Soul Huatulco Club, Sector P, Lt. 5, Blvrd Chahue, Playa Chahue, 70987 Bahias de Huatulco, Oaxaca

      10 reviews

      Duration: 1 day
      Group size: 1 - 4

      About this trip

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


      “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 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. 


       Once you learn to recognize what types of fish you see, you'll find it easier to reference the exact species after a scuba dive. For example, a butterfly fish in the Caribbean has a similar shape to a butterfly fish in Southeast Asia, but colors and markings may be wildly different. If you know what fish family it belongs to, you can more easily look up the local name or at least be able to intelligently ask the local scuba instructor what you saw.

      During two scuba dives, you'll 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

      Requirements

      -12 years old


      -PADI Junior Open Water Diver or qualifying certification from another training organization

      Terms of Service

      Please carefully read the cancellation policy Terms of Service - HDC (huatulcodivecenter.com) before paying your deposit, without a formal confirmation we can't reserve your seats on board considering availability is determined at the time of reservation. 

      What’s included

      • National Park Pass
        Permits you to enter the Huatulco National Marine park
      • Snacks
        Fresh local fruit, granola snacks, and cold fresh filtered water.
      • Professional Instructor
        Our PADI Instructors are extremely knowledgeable regarding the marine life and know our dive sites like the back of their hand.
      • PADI E Learning Material
        Theory portion of your training to be completed prior to your arrival.
      • PADI OWD Certification
        PADI Open Water Diver Certification E Card
      • SCUBA EQUIPMENT
        Mask, Fins, Snorkel, Wetsuit, BCD, Regulator, Weights, and tanks

      What’s not included

      • Sun Screen
        Protect yourself from the Sun's rays using Reef safe sun screen
      • Head cover
        the boat has a covered awning but its always good to bring a hat.
      • Sun Glasses
        Its rather bright out on the water.

      Available Packages

      Fish Identification Diver Specialty
      Available until 1 days before departure
      3,800 MXN
      Deposit: 1,900 MXN

      Itinerary

      Fish Identification
      Fish Identification Diver Specialty Course

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


      “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 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.

       
      Once you learn to recognize what types of fish you see, you'll find it easier to reference the exact species after a scuba dive. For example, a butterfly fish in the Caribbean has a similar shape to a butterfly fish in Southeast Asia, but colors and markings may be wildly different. If you know what fish family it belongs to, you can more easily look up the local name or at least be able to intelligently ask the local scuba instructor what you saw.  During two scuba dives, you'll 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

      Huatulco National Park is in Huatulco, Oaxaca and stretches out over 22 miles of coastline and is set within a beautiful natural area with the Sierra Madre Mountains forming a stunning backdrop.


      In addition, Huatulco is made up of 9 bays and 36 beaches. Most have blue-green water, and the sand ranges from golden to white.


      Huatulco Dive Center is located in the elegant Sea Soul Beach Club on playa Chahue overlooking the Pacific Ocean.


      Our boat is designed for diving, with a capacity of 10 guests plus staff, Mako has excellent stability, ample passenger space and is made of high-quality materials.


      This provides confortable, and safe transportation to our dive locations.

      • 2 motors, 4-stroke Yamaha of 150hp
      • GPS with echo-sounder
      • 2 diving platforms with stairs
      • Fresh water shower
      • Toilet

       THE BOAT - HDC (huatulcodivecenter.com) 

      Your Organizer


      HD
      Huatulco Dive Center
      10 reviews
      Huatulco Dive Center as a PADI 5-star IDC offer you diving courses from beginner until professional level, Divemaster Internship, Instructor Development Course, Sidemount course, Diving trips, snorkeling trips. Your safety, happiness and relax are our priorities!!! Let us guiding you in the great dive world of the Mexican Pacific Ocean on board of our 33 feet boat "MAKO" perfectly equipped, organized and comfortable for diving or snorkeling.

      Reviews

      I am moving to Huatulco in November and I am thrilled I found HDC. What an amazing group of professional divers, owners and instructors. Everything was top notch and I can't wait to spend more time in the water with this team. Thank you all and see you soon.
      By Antonio T for PADI ReActivate Refresher training Silver on Jul 18, 2024
      We are just as thrilled that you found us Tony. It was a pleasure having you onboard with us and diving with you. You smashed your ReActivate and we look forward to you moving to Huatulco in November and having many more dives together.
      By Huatulco Dive Center on Jul 18, 2024
      HD
      Our kids (10 & 12) had a wonderful experience during their open water diver certification! They learned a lot and they had a great time and the guides made them feel right at home! Thank you!
      By Courtney G for PADI Open Water Diver Certification Bronze Package on Jun 24, 2024
      Thank you for the amazing review Courtney. Gwen and Henry did amazingly well and it was a pleasure to introduce them both to the world of scuba. We hope you all enjoy Fiji and look forward to diving with you all again in the future.
      By Huatulco Dive Center on Jun 29, 2024
      HD
      Good service and equipment that looks new. They replied to emails quite fast. good organization for the dives. Good comfortable boat.
      By carlos m for PADI ReActivate Refresher training Silver on Jun 20, 2024
      Thank you for the great review Carlos and glad you enjoyed your time with us. We appreciate your comments.
      By Huatulco Dive Center on Jun 25, 2024
      HD
      We highly recommend this business. They are extremely professional, friendly and kind. We received a high standard of care and attention and it was all great fun. Cannot speak highly enough of Sean who looked after us and showed us some excellent diving.
      By Belinda H for PADI ReActivate Refresher training Silver on May 31, 2024
      Thank you so much for the rating and review Belinda. You both did a great job with your training and I know Shaun will be thrilled to see your comments. We look forward to welcoming you back soon.
      By Huatulco Dive Center on Jun 01, 2024
      HD
      Warm welcome and professional team. Totally recommend Adreanne and Ken and their staff. Maxime
      By Maxime R for PADI ReActivate Refresher training ELITE Richard Family on May 24, 2024
      Thank you for the kind words Maxime!! It was great to finally meet you and your family!. Come visit anytime and I'm sure we will see each other on the road. Its a small world! - Safe Travels
      By Huatulco Dive Center on May 24, 2024
      HD
      Show More Reviews