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Hawaiian fish guide books

Roanoke,Virginia
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Hawaiian fish guide books

What are some good books showing the kinds of fish we might see while scuba diving and snorkeling? TIA

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1. Re: Hawaiian fish guide books

Try Franko's dive book online pretty good

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2. Re: Hawaiian fish guide books

We printed out a fish guide from the site below, and laminated it. Worked great.

adigitaldreamer.com/snorkel/fishchart.htm

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Hawaiian Reef Fish published by Island Heritage is a pretty good guide IMHO. Nice photographs and descriptions of various marine life.

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4. Re: Hawaiian fish guide books

After you've studied the chart in the link, try the reef fish quiz. I got them all! If you know your fish, you won't need to laminate the chart. That said, those aren't the only fish in Hawaii, just the most common ones. And I take issue with some of the names...Another thing, it's fun to learn the Hawaiian names of the fish, so you may want to actually buy a chart there that has those names. For example, the picasso trigger is called, in Hawaiian, the humuhumunukunukuapua'a. The first part, humu-humu means to sew, likely a reference to the patchwork pattern of this species. The second part, nukunuku-apua'a, means snout like a pig. When you take these fish from the water, they grunt like pigs.

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5. Re: Hawaiian fish guide books

We picked one up at the snorkel rental shop on Maui, it's fun to have to check out what we have seen. They have waterproof guides as well.