Fish Identification

Fish Identification Specialty Course at the Downtown Aquarium!

Have you ever asked yourself, “What the heck is that!?”

If so, this course will provide you with the basics, so the next time you’ll know the answer.

What you’ll learn

Dive 1 – Adventure Diver or Specialty Course

  • Key differences between the terrestrial and aquatic worlds
  • Major aquatic life groupings, interactions and information to dispel myths
  • Responsible interactions with aquatic life

Dive 2 – Specialty Course 

  • Perfect your trim
  • Learn techniques to improve streamlining
  • Learn how to effortlessly hover vertically or horizontally

Course Prerequisites:

How long will it take?

  • Approximately 3-4 hours (starts at 11am)

Course Fee: $249.00


  • One (Adventure Dive) or Two (Specialty Dives)
  • All SCUBA equipment
  • Either a Specialty Certification Card and digital photo or credited toward the Adventure Diver Certification, when completed with our Aquarium Adventure Diver Course
  • One (1) Aquarium admission (that day)
  • Use of a private locker room & showers

Not Included

  • Education materials
  • Mask, Fins, Snorkel & Booties (these may be rented in advance)
  • Swimsuit, towel, personal hygiene items
  • Locker for locker room (recommended)
  • Fish Identification Slates (recommended)
  • Fish ID Books (recommended)

Note: Due to concerns about exhibit contamination and animal safety, you are only allowed to use your own mask, fins and snorkel

Important: Please bring shoes (Keens, flip-flops, water shoes, etc) to wear on the wet deck.  Sorry, no bare feet allowed


Sign Up Now

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Click to see the upcoming class schedule and reserve your spot now, or call (303) 789-2450!

Please note: Cancelling less than one week before the starting date will result in a forfeit of your payment.

Click here for map and directions to the aquarium.