Enjoy dives even more when you can recognize and identify fish families and their characteristics.
- Fish of the Gulf of Thailand
A very common question we get asked by many divers and students is what is the name of the fish they see on their dives. The fish identification course helps you learn fish families by there shape and characteristics.
You will start to learn about the different families of fish, Angelfish, Damselfish, Triggerfish and many more.
Once you recognise the difference between the families you can start to learn the names of the fish within those families. Your instructor will help you with this by providing you with a fish identification slate which will help you accomplish this.
You will also have a slate with local fish names written down on it, during you can see if you can spot the fish you wrote down.
- How to identify the characteristics of local fish families and species.
- Fish survey techniques and strategies.
- Project AWARE activities that can help protect aquatic life
We will provide all the basic scuba gear including a mask, snorkel, fins, regulator, BCD, dive gauges plus fish identification slate
If you’re a PADI (Junior) Open Water Diver who is at least 10 years old, you can enrol in the PADI Fish Identification course.
This one day course starts at 7:00 am with pick up from your hotel (Lamai), with a short drive to the pier at Bangrak. The boat leaves at 8:00 am to Koh Tao or Sail Rock and we return to Koh Samui 2:00 pm (Sail Rock) 3:30m (Koh Tao).
Included in the price
All your PADI materials required
2 Scuba Training Dives
Maximum 4 to 1 PADI instructor
The cost of the course only 8,000 Thai Baht per person.
Here are some of the fish you will find in the Gulf of Thailand.
Scorpionfish are solitary nocturnal predators that feed on crustaceans and small fish. They lie on the reef bed or in caves and ledges and are typically in depths of 2-3 metres. While lionfish are slightly more active at night roaming the reef in search of food, scorpionfish remain almost stationary.
We will be adding more over the next few weeks!