Fish ID Classes with Maddy!

hawaiian lionfishCalling all fish nerds! Come learn about some of the specific species we have here in Hawai’i. In each class, we discuss fish behaviors and other interesting facts that will help expand your knowledge and appreciation of these gems of the reef.

You don't have to be a scuba diver to enjoy and learn from these presentations; all fish enthusiasts and science nerds are welcome! Classes are held Mondays at 4pm. If you purchase a class but then can't make it, we are happy to send you a link to the class afterwards!

 We also invite you to join our Hawaii Fish ID group on Facebook.

"I went to the first edition of this, and I learned a lot. Every dive is better now because I understand and marvel at more of the fish I see." - Dan G.


Couple of Tidbits:

1. The intention of the multi-tiered pricing is to make these sessions available to everyone. If you can afford to pay more, we believe the class is worth it and we appreciate that. If $19 is your rate, we STILL appreciate it and hope you learn a lot!

2.  We thrive on sharing knowledge and cultivating your love of the ocean, PLUS making it FUN.  To add a little oomph to each session, we invite you to change your zoom background image to one of the fish we'll be discussing that day.  And if you've got questions, we invite you to send them to us ahead of time.

3. When you sign up for these courses, you will get a confirmation email from Eventbrite that contains the link to the session at the bottom of the make sure you scroll down! And if you miss a class you've signed up for, email us right away and we'll send you a link to a recording of that session.


OCEAN TALK |Things that Live on the Bottom

Mon, Jan 18, 2021 4:00 PM


OCEAN TALK | All About the Octopus

Mon, Jan 25, 2021 4:00 PM



Mon, Feb 1, 2021 4:00 PM


FISH ID CLASS | Elongated Fishes

Mon, Feb 8, 2021 4:00 PM


OCEAN TALK |Nudibranchs

Mon, Feb 15, 2021 4:00 PM


 About the Instructor:

maddy with an eelA graduate from Cornell University with a degree in Biology, Maddy is a dive instructor here at Maui Dreams and the resident "Science Girl" as well. She's an educator with infinite creativity in her teaching, and an enthusiasm for the ocean that she aims to share with everyone she meets.

Attendees of her fish talks agree that Maddy takes the science behind the lessons and makes it relatable and fun.

Maddy is also the author of a PADI distinctive specialty, titled Endemic Fish of Hawaii.

We also owe a debt of gratitude to all our friends and local divers who continuously and generously share their photos and videos for these classes. If you find yourself enjoying the photos shared by Jenna Szerlag, please know that they are available for purchase from her site and are also available in our shop!