“I wonder what that fish is called?” is something divers often ask themselves. Knowing the names of a fish or the species it belongs to may earn you brownie points among fellow divers. Not to mention, knowing what you’re looking at underwater makes diving much more enjoyable, especially if you can identify which fish family a fish belongs to. Once you learn to recognize what types of fish you see, being able to reference them by species becomes much easier. For example, a butterfly fish in Hawaii has a similar shape to a butterfly fish in Okinawa, but the colors and markings may be uniquely different. If you know what fish family it belongs to, you can look it up or at least intelligently ask your local scuba instructor what it is called. In the Oceanus Divers’ Fish I.D. class you will learn how to identify characteristics of fish and thereby accurately categorize them into the appropriate fish family. Also, you will learn some strategies and techniques for precisely doing fish surveys.
Student must be a certified diver and provide proof of certification. Minimum age for certification is 10 years. Junior certification is offered for children 10 – 14 years. Junior divers must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian to participate in the scuba diving course.
How to Register
Please call (808) 200 – 4613 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to register for class. We are open every day Monday through Friday 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Because there may be required reading and exams, it is highly recommended that all students register for class at least 48 hours ahead of time.
Classroom work: 2 hours
Two Tank Boat Dives from 11:00 A.M. to 02:00 P.M.
Hotel pick-ups and drop-offs are available for visitors upon request and at no charge. Car parking is free, and is located at 1641 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu, HI 96826.
Books & Materials
All required educational materials i.e. books, etc. are included in with the price of this course and will be delivered to you upon your visit to our store.
Although students are expected to possess or purchase their own mask, snorkel, fins, and boots (because these are considered personal items), Oceanus Divers will not require you to purchase them for this class. However, students can purchase any merchandise at 10% off before or during class.
THINGS YOU NEED TO BRING
Please be sure to bring some water, something to eat, a towel to dry off with, and a change of clothes with you to training.