PADI Fish ID Specialty

Real Divers British family run PADI 5 STAR IDC Center Fish ID Specialty course “What was that fish?” is a common question heard after a dive. If you want to be able to answer that question the Fish Identification Specialty course will help you with the answer.  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.

Real Divers British family run PADI 5 STAR IDC Center

Real Divers British family run PADI 5 STAR IDC Center

Real Divers British family run PADI 5 STAR IDC Center

Real Divers British family run PADI 5 STAR IDC Center





Once you learn to recognize the different fish families by the shape and their characteristics you’ll find it easier to reference the exact species after a scuba dive. For example, a butterfly fish in Southeast Asia has a similar shape to a butterfly fish in the Caribbean, but a few things may change such as colors and markings. Knowing the different fish families shapes makes it easier to look up the local name or at least be able to ask the your scuba Divemaster what you saw.


On 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


The PADI Fish ID specialty course comes with PADI elearning so you can self study the knowledge side of the course, there are 2 knowledge reviews to be completed. Once the knowledge has been completed the in-water training duration is 1 day (2 dives)


All you need for this course is normal full set of equipment or we provide the rental equipment which includes a rental dive equipment and is all included in the course price. We will also take underwater slates and fish identification slates on the dive.

Getting Started

Give us an email realdiverspattayathailand@gmail.comso we can give you some more info and send you the PADI elearning.

Dive Trips

We run our dive/courses trips from our 12 metre speedboats: Start time 9am finish 2.30pm, The dive sites take only 15 minutes to get to.


Price of the Peak performance buoyancy specialty course 7,000B 1 days (2 training dives)

Includes Speedboat trip, Pro Instruction, rental equipment, 2 dives, Specialty e-manuals/certification, lunch/snacks/drinks, No hidden costs.

To Book

EMAIL:  Real Divers British family run PADI 5 STAR IDC Center

PHONE: Dive Shop – 038-232-476

Neil – 087-602-1411                


Kat – 093-594-9191


Contact details plus map to the dive center

How to book and Cancellation policy;

Contact details

Directions to the dive center in Thai show a taxi driver. ซอยโรงแรมเวลคัม2 จอมเทียน ถนน เลียบชายหาดจอมเทียน ระหว่างซอย 11-12

IMPORTANT: If you are doing 2 dives in a day you will need 18 hours after your last dive before flying for safety reasons and 12 hours after 1 dive. If in doubt e-mail us.

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