Fish Identification 

What a great dive! You can’t wait to get back to the boat and tell everyone about all the fish you saw. Only one problem: you haven’t a clue what species you saw. Jupiter Dive Center can help. Sign up for a fish identification class and never again have to refer to a fish as “the blue one.”

The Fun Part

The ocean offers divers an incredible opportunity to see and interact with over 21,000 species of fish. You can’t learn them all, but you can learn enough about groupings and shared characteristics to recognize Florida’s common species and make educated guesses about unfamiliar fishes you encounter. And let’s face it; if we weren’t interested in what we saw underwater, we wouldn’t be divers.

What to Expect 

Divers are often the strongest advocates for ocean and marine life conservation, and this course discusses worldwide aquatic ecosystems in addition to the common characteristics of fish species and family groupings of fishes found along the Florida coast. Students will also learn how to conduct fish surveys and properly collect data. This course is open to anyone with an interest in fish identification, although to earn the certification, students will need to be certified divers and participate in underwater identification exercises.

What Do You Need? 

All Jupiter Dive Center charters are drift dives and each diver must have their own surface marker buoy and a timing device. Enriched Air certification is recommended, but not required.

The Nitty-Gritty 

  • This course is available throughout the year
  • Students will meet at Jupiter Dive Center at 9:00 a.m.
  • Divers must present their scuba diving certification at check-in
  • All divers must have a surface marker buoy and timing device
  • Need equipment? Jupiter Dive Center has Scubapro gear for rent, and specialized gear for purchase
  • Book now by calling (561) 745-7807!

Your Next Adventure

Once you complete this course, you may be interested in learning more about the marine environment by enrolling in a Sea Turtle or Shark course.

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn how to identify the fish you encounter while diving. Reserve your spot now by calling (561)745-7807 or visit our website here!