Great Annual Fish Count Events

Jul 13

NE GAFC: Fish ID Seminar, CoJo Diving, Lincoln, NB

Event Type: Seminars
Region: Northeast

Attend a FREE Fish ID Seminar at COJO Diving on July 13th 6pm or July 21st 6pm

This is a linked event with the Pettes Cove dive on July 24th.


COJO Diving Inc.158 Garden Grove, Lincoln NBWeb: www.cojodiving.comMain: (855) 646-2656 Ext 102Fax:  (855) 646-2656

Registration Instructions:
Contact COJO Diving at, 855-646-2656. Facebook event:
Jul 10

PNW GAFC: Critter Presentation and Dives, Saltwater State Park

Event Type: Seminars
Region: Pacific Coast (PAC: California - Alaska)

Everyone is invited to do as many survey dives as possible at Saltwater State Park during the month of July.


On July 10th, Rhoda Green will give a presentation of some of the advanced critters, and will administer the REEF Level 3, 4 and 5 test for those who have accumulated at least 25 surveys.


Presentation will be at 1pm and any one is welcome to join in and view - divers, beginners, landlubbers, etc.

Tidal exchange is OK, so morning and/or afternoon dives are possible.



Registration Instructions:
Jul 9

CAL GAFC: Survey Dives and BBQ, Pacific Grove CA

Event Type: Dives
Region: Pacific Coast (PAC: California - Alaska)

July 9th GAFC Survey Dives Event and BBQ

location: lovers point park Pacific Grove 8am

Sponsor The Dive Club of Silicon Valley

To register


This event is linked with the July 6th Fish ID Class in Sunnyvale CA

Registration Instructions:
To register
Jul 6

CAL GAFC: Fish ID Class Sunnyvale CA

Event Type: Seminars
Region: Pacific Coast (PAC: California - Alaska)

July 6th Fish-ID class

location: 1200 Oakmead Parkway, Sunnyvale at Round Table pizza 7pm

Sponsor: The Dive Club of Silicon Valley


To register


This class is a linked event with the July 9th GAFC dive  event and BBQ

Registration Instructions:
To register
Jun 25
Jul 30
5 weeks

TWA GAFC: CoCo View Resort Roatan

Event Type: Seminars
Region: Caribbean / Bahamas

For the 10th year in a row, CoCo View Resort in Roatan is hosting a GAFC event for the whole month of July. Seminars include Basic Fish ID, and subsequent seminars targeting common families of fish, such as Parrotfish, Angelfish, Wrasses, Butterflyfish, and so on. Contests for identifying fish are held daily with prizes for daily participants.

Available to all guests of CoCoView for free!

Programs repeat on a weekly cycle.

  • Fish ID Classes
  • Survey Dives
  • Other Daily Contests
  • Evening seminars
  • Fish ID experts at all meals to answer questions
  • Daily streaming photo show running in the Clubhouse


See for more info.

Registration Instructions: with questions
Jun 21

PNW GAFC: Fish ID Class in Nanaimo BC

Event Type: Seminars
Region: Pacific Coast (PAC: California - Alaska)

July is the start of REEF's annual Fish Count and we would like to help you prepare for it. Join us at the store on June 21st at 6:00pm for a Fish ID class to help you learn more of the marine life we have in our waters. This is a great time for all level of divers so don't be bashful - we are all learning.

We like to encourage everyone to do a REEF survey on any dive that you do, but our July 1st BBQ is a great time to start if you haven't done one yet.


Registration Instructions:
(250) 756-1863
Jun 15

CAL GAFC: Invertebrate ID Class San Diego

Event Type: Seminars
Region: Pacific Coast (PAC: California - Alaska)

Attention all snorkelers and SCUBA divers...Want to know more about the Reef Monitoring Project and local marine life?

Join the San Diego Oceans Foundation's FREE identification training program and better understand what goes on just beyond the surf zone!Whether you're a fish expert or a new to marine science, this class will leave you with a ton of interesting facts about our underwater world...and it doesn't stop there!

Once you've finished this fascinating course, you'll be able to put your newfound knowledge to good use by volunteering and completing underwater surveys of local populations.

To RSVP and open yourself up to a whole new world, contact Instructor Herb Gruenhagen today!


Classes are held at Ocean Enterprises in San Diego

Registration Instructions:
Jul 26

SAS GAFC: Fish Survey Dives - Charleston, SC

Event Type: Dives
Region: South Atlantic States (GA/SC/NC)

Conducting survey dives on Sunday July 26th, 7am, to the Ledges

*must be certified diver

Participants receive $10 off their dives

Charleston Scuba, South Carolina

Please join us for a free fish ID class before our dives, on July 15th at 6:30pm at Charleston Scuba.

The fish ID seminar can be turned into a Project AWARE Fish ID specialty(for additional cost)


Registration Instructions:
Call or email Charleston Scuba 843-763-3483 or
Jul 21

TWA: GAFC Fish ID Seminar, Key Largo FL

Event Type: Seminars
Region: Florida / Gulf of Mexico

July is Great Annual Fish Count month!

Come join us for a Fish ID seminar to learn about common Florida Keys fishes!

Presented at REEF Headquarters:

MM 98.3 in the median

Jul 18

NE GAFC: Survey Dive at Beaver Harbor

Event Type: Dives
Region: Northeast

Everyone is invited to dive if you are qualified for that location.

Divers are REQUESTED to PRE REGISTER with the contact person in order to be certain of numbers.

Our wish is that you do a fish survey and submit your data to REEF.

A Fish ID seminar will be arranged at a time convenient to the participants, at no cost to you.


July 18 (Saturday)

Beaver Harbour (Beginner plus)

LT 8:05, HT 14:12, TR 18.1 ft

Contact for Beaver Harbour is:

Jeff McAloon



Cell: 1-506-343-5087

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