Learn How to ID 100 Kinds of Fish on One Dive in the FL Keys

By: Lauren Tjaden


A dive on the reefs of the Florida Keys reveals a multitude of life. On any given day, you might spot a wahoo, blue tang, or a scissortail sergeant major.

You might snag a glimpse of clownfish darting next to the coral, or marvel at an eel. In fact, in one day -- on one dive -- you could spot as many as 100 different species of fish.

As of April 30, 2014, 17 divers have made these so-called Century Dives in the Florida Keys. And you can be next.

Florida Keys-based underwater photographers Carlos and Allison Estape will help you in the quest to become a Century Club Diver in their lecture, FL Keys 100 Fish ID Challenge, Aug. 21, 2014. In the lecture, they’ll reveal how to tackle the mind-boggling task of identifying 100 or more species of fish on one dive.  

They’ll also discuss fish biodiversity in the Florida Keys, the top fish biodiversity dive sites in the Upper Keys for a Century Dive, and give a thorough dive briefing on how to do a Century Dive on Alligator Ledge.

The event is free and open to the public, from 7-8:30 p.m. at REEF headquarters, in the median at MM 98.3. in Key Largo.

Learn more about the FL Keys 100 Fish ID Challenge: Identifying 100+ Fish Species on 1 Dive.

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