Free Fish ID course and Fish Count Dive

Saturday, Jul 25, 2009, 8:00am - 5:00pm
Event Type: Dives
Region: Florida / Gulf of Mexico

Learn to identify & count fish Biscayne National Park

Learn the names of South Florida's reef fish at a FREE fish ID seminar led by Biscayne National Park biologists and REEF staff.  Also learn how to conduct REEF fish surveys during any future dive/ snorkel trip.  The free seminar will be held at Biscayne National Park's Dante Fascell Visitor Center auditorium from 08:00  11:00 AM.  Commencing at 12:00 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 parks coral reefs.  Participants should expect to return to the dock before 5 p.m.  The park is located at 9700 SW 328th St. Homestead, FL.  To participate in the GAFC dive/snorkel trip, you must register with Biscayne National Underwater Park, Inc. (BNUP) at (305) 230-1100.  The discounted pric!
e for the 2-tank dive trip is $65.00(plus tax) per person (weights & tanks included).  The price for snorkeling is $23.75 (plus tax) per person (mask, fins, snorkel included).  An underwater fish ID guide and slate will be on sale from REEF for an additional $10.00.  All other gear must be provided by the participant or rented.  A limited quantity of rental gear is available at the park.  Further details are available by calling (305) 230-1100, or contacting the park concessions at http://www.biscayneunderwater.com.

Design by Joanne Kidd, development by Ben Weintraub