Snorkel Fish Hawaii for iPhone 4+

Fish ID for snorkelers

John P. Hoover

Designed for iPhone

    • 4.7 • 11 Ratings
    • $4.99

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Updated July 2022. Covers all shallow-water reef fish commonly seen by snorkelers (and some rare ones too). Flip through screens like pages of a book, or find a fish quickly by color or shape (the only fish app with these features). Up to 5 photos per fish -- showing juveniles, males, females, color variations. Videos for each fish too! And now you can sharpen your fish ID skills with Quiz Mode.

- For snorkelers and beginning scuba divers.
- 205 species** / 600+ photos!
- Identify fish by color, shape, family group, or name (common, scientific, Hawaiian).
- Multiple photos of most fish.
- Flashcard-style quiz.
- Videos of all fish (requires internet).
- Logbook: save fish, add notes, share Logbook (text only).
- Links to Fishbase and for each fish.
- Works great on iPads too.

** Only half of Hawaii's 400+ shore fish live at snorkeling depths. For easier ID, faster download and smaller footprint, this app omits deeper-dwelling fish. For a more complete set of fish, see my app Scuba Fish Hawaii.

Created by John Hoover, author of Hawaii's best-selling marine life ID books: The Ultimate Guide to Hawaiian Reef Fishes, and: Hawaii's Sea Creatures, a Guide to Hawaii's Marine Invertebrates. Check them out on Amazon.

What’s New

Version 3.4.3

Some scientific names updated, that's all.

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

Lvldon'tblink ,

Wonderful app!

I love this app. It helped me identify a rare reef fish I saw in West Maui. And I love the logbook which allows me to nots which fish I’ve seen. Videos are helpful too. Highly recommended.

alisonboden ,

Great App from an Expert

I have John Hoover’s books and I use the app most because of the convenience for travel and multiple photos/videos.

A few things that would make it a 5-star app: ability to sync sightings between devices and ability to make multiple sightings (you can add notes, but it’d be better if you could enter date and place in a form as well).

Developer Response ,

Thanks for the suggestions. I agree it would be great to be able to sync the logbook with other devices. Unfortunately the developer says it would be time-consuming and expensive to implement—not cost-effective for a little app like this.

Kristyjo4 ,

Super Cool!

I love this app. It’s got it all. Great job designing it. Great pictures. Good info. I love the videos. I like that you include the Local names. Please consider doing one for Caribbean fishes too.

Developer Response ,

Thanks for your generous review! For Florida and the Caribbean, check out my app Easy Fish ID Caribbean. It’s similar to the Hawaii apps only no videos. (Videos might be added in the future.)

App Privacy

The developer, John P. Hoover, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Collected

The developer does not collect any data from this app.

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  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members can use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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