Padi Fish-Identification Course
You’ll find you enjoy your dives even more when you recognise the creatures that you see and once you learn the main fish families and characteristics it will help you decipher the species you see all over the world.
- Padi Fish-Identification Course
- Health & Fitness
- Weather & Dive Conditions
- Evaluation & Medical Forms
- Marine Fees
Padi Fish-Identification 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 recognise the creatures that you see and can identify the main fish families and their characteristics.
You will learn about;
- How to identify the characteristics of local fish families and species
- Fish survey techniques and strategies
- How to practice fish identification dive planning, organisation and procedures
You will also understand how to protect these fragile ecosystems and what their importance means on a global scale. Many threats endanger our oceans and it’s important for every diver to understand the issues and potential solutions, and to know what local initiatives might have been implemented to safeguard their future.
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Please note: PADI Open Water Diver Course and the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course. prices include complete rental from our range of the latest and most modern diving equipment; transportation to and from the dive sites in one of our air-conditioned mini-buses or Boat; plus PADI certification on successful completion of your course.
Extras: Educational materials such as PADI Crew-packs and manuals (required reading for most courses) and diving equipment can be purchased from the Diving shop. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm prices.
- If you’re at least 10 years old and a PADI (Junior) Open Water Diver or higher, you can enrol in the AWARE – Fish Identification Course.
Health & Fitness
Anyone with an average level of fitness can enjoy scuba diving. You don’t have to be an athlete!
However, some medical conditions such as heart or lung problems could prevent you from participating.
Before signing up for a PADI course, you will be required to complete and sign the standard Continuing Education Document with any “YES” answer cleared by a doctor.
We recommend taking the form to your doctor for completion before you travel.
Weather & Dive Conditions
The Philippines has the perfect weather for taking a PADI course or just diving for fun!
- Average yearly temperatures average between 28 – 31°C
- Water temp: 27 – 30°C
Due to our variety and unique dive sites, Alegria Dive Resort is the only PADI Resort in Alegria that can take you diving 365 days a year.
Evaluation & Medical Forms
The Alegria Provincial Government established a Marine Park Entrance Fee System based on Tickets. Tickets are purchased for a fee of 100 Pesos (about 2 $) per dive. The local government will utilise these funds to finance a number of high priority conservation programs in the area, including patrols and enforcement to abolish destructive fishing practices such as blast and cyanide fishing, village improvement programs within the park, collection and disposal of plastic and other wastes entering the park’s waters, marine conservation education of village children and adults, and reef and mangrove rehabilitation. Tickets can be purchased through Sta. Filomena Marine Sanctuary in Alegria or at Alegria Dive Resort. We greatly appreciate your support and cooperation with this entrance fee system. Conservation of Sta. Filomena’s spectacular marine habitats requires funding, and your entrance fee is a valuable contribution to saving Alegria’s reefs.
NOTE: Marine Fees Including in Course.