Aaron's Dive Shop


There are around 30,000 fish in the world! While this course can’t teach you to recognize them all, it will provide you with the skills necessary to look them up, and the ability to identify many of the most common fish in your area; including the humuhumunukunukuapua’a. 

Students will learn to use body shape, fin shape, mouth placement, color pattern, swimming style, behavior, and habitat to identify the common reef fish families. With a little travel and a lot of practice you may be able to identify the more than 3,000 reef fishes the same way professional marine biologists do during surveys.

Course breakdown:

This course is conducted during 2 open water dives.


  • Must be certified open water divers or higher.
  • Must be at least 10 years old.

Materials Needed:

  • There are no materials needed for the course, however, students will need to have read through the course material prior to the open water dive.



Courses are scheduled around your availability. 

Courses may require an eLearning portion.