Identify and count fish at Biscayne National Park as part of the Reef Environmental Education Foundation (REEF)’s Great Annual Fish Count (GAFC). Learn the names of South Florida's reef fish at a free fish ID seminar led by Biscayne National Park staff. Also learn how to conduct REEF fish surveys during any future dive/snorkel trip. The seminar will be held at Biscayne National Park's Dante Fascell Visitor Center auditorium from 08:30 – 11:30 AM. Commencing at 12:30 PM, the afternoon will be dedicated to putting your new fish identification skills to use during a reduced-price dive/snorkel trip to two of the park’s coral reefs.
This 6th annual event takes place at Stage Fort Park, Gloucester, MA and Nubble Light in York, ME.
The celebration will be centered around Cape Ann, along with dives at Nubble Light. There will be a picnic, free raffles and door prizes. Every survey form submitted after each dive will count as an entry into the raffles for each diver.
The Greater LA Council of Divers is holding its Annual Fish ID survey dive at Malaga Cove with the Dive N'Surf Dive Team on July 19.
Join Charleston Scuba Friday, July 18 at 7am for a Great Annual Fish Count Fish ID Dive! The two dive sites include Y73 Wreck (80-100 feet) and Gardens Reef (90 feet). Participants who attended the previous day's Fish ID seminar will receive $10 off the charter!
Join Charleston Scuba Thursday, July 17th and 7pm for Fish ID Seminar with guest speaker, James Brooke, a REEF Advanced Assessment Team. Participants in the Fish ID Seminar will receive $10 off Friday's Charter.
The Dive Club of Silicon Valley is sponsoring a Fish ID Dive on Saturday, July 12 beginning at 7:30 am at Lovers Point Beach, Pacific Grove. A BBQ will start at noon.
The Dive Club of Silicon Valley at Diver Dans, Santa Clara, CA is hosting a Fish ID Survey Event on July 12 at noon at Lovers Point, Pacific Grove. A BBQ is sponsored by the Dive Club.
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Join the Jupiter Drift Divers Dive Club Friday, July 4 at the Blue Heron Bridge in Palm Beach County, FL for a GAFC Survey Dive!
A Basic Fish ID Seminar presented by PADI IDC Staff Instructor Mike Davis will be held Tuesday, July 1 at 7:00pm at Diver Dan's in Santa Clara, CA. The seminar is offered by the Dive Club of Silicon Valley.
This July the SeaDoc Society is sponsoring an amateur underwater photography contest for the inland marine waters of Washington and British Columbia, an area often called the Salish Sea. The contest will be coupled with the Reef Environmental Education Foundation’s (REEF) Great Annual Fish Count and entry is free. Any diver who conducts and submits a REEF survey during the month of July will be eligible to submit one photograph taken during that survey. The number of entries per photographer is only limited by the number of REEF surveys conducted – conduct 10 surveys, submit 10 images. Photo categories will be linked to REEF fish and invertebrate groupings and will include divisions such as best rockfish, best sculpin, best echinoderm, best crustacean, most surveyed species in one photo and best picture of a diver conducting a REEF survey. All entrants will receive a Northwestern Seashore Life pocket field guide as well as a SeaDoc Society sticker. The winner of each category will get a SeaDoc Society hat and aluminum water bottle.