The Coral Sea Fish Guide is perfect for reef lovers, snorkelers and scuba divers, one of the most comprehensive marine fish id apps available. Easily search more than 880 TYPES OF FISH found in the Coral Sea area and BEYOND (including The Great Barrier Reef, Papua New Guinea (PNG), Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, New Caledonia and greater Indo-Pacific region).

“This collection will immediately become the authoritative work on the marine life in this sector of the Pacific, and a must-own for anyone interested in diving there.” – Carl Roessler (International Scuba Diving Hall of Fame Inductee, Author, Photographer, Diving Pioneer)

CORAL SEA FISH GUIDE features include:
• OVER 880 TYPES OF FISH featured from The Great Barrier Reef, Papua New Guinea (PNG), Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, New Caledonia and greater Indo-Pacific region
• More than 2000 professional colour pictures – zoom and view in full screen.
• DETAILED INFORMATION for each species including; Common and Scientific fish names, General Information, Identifying Features, Size, Depth and Distribution maps
• Create your own NOTES/LOGS for each species
• SHARE species with friends via Facebook and Email
• BROWSE species by Group, Sub-Group or Species
• SEARCH for species by Common, Scientific and Category names
• Alphabetical listing
• ‘My Reef’ favourites list
• Rogue’s Gallery of interesting and unusual creatures
• All data stored locally on your device. NO INTERNET connection required.
• Easy navigation designed for both iPad and iPhone

Simple navigation for both iPad and iPhone using images allows users to quickly browse different species whether you know what you are looking for, or need a name for the fish you have just seen. You can also search for species under their “Common”, Scientific” or “Group” name. Once loaded the app does not require an Internet connection so it can be used on boats at sea.

The “MY REEF” function allows you to add your own Notes/Logs to each species and create your own personal list of favourite marine animals, or animals seen on a dive. Save, display and edit your list whenever you like.
Distribution maps are provided with the opportunity to add to our knowledge by reporting your discoveries.

A Rogue’s Gallery provides images and references for unusual marine creatures that might otherwise be difficult to find.

Bob Halstead has dived and photographed the Coral Sea for over 40 years and in 2008 was inducted into the International Scuba Diving Hall of Fame. He has guided innumerable dive tours in the Coral Sea area (The Great Barrier Reef, Papua New Guinea (PNG), Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, New Caledonia etc) and this app aims not only to identify the marine life seen but also answer the many questions that his guests have asked him over the years. He recalls many personal encounters with Coral Sea creatures.

What’s New

Version 1.3

***Thank you for using the Coral Sea Fish Guide!***
In this revision;
* A fresh new app icon, we hope you like it!
* Some coding updates for better performance and user experience

***Enjoy using the Fish Guide? Please help us out by leaving a positive review or rating in the App Store. If you've reviewed or rated a previous version of the guide, please resubmit it as ratings are reset with each new update. Thanks again for your support! Best fishes, Bob***

Ratings and Reviews

3.6 out of 5
8 Ratings
8 Ratings
Dr Jeckyle ,

Really disappointed!

First thing we looked up was tuna and there is only one type of tuna in the app. Looked up several other common species we know of and they are absent too. Definitely won’t be using this app

Dr Johnston ,

Nice app with great photos but could be polished up

Tried this app having read the Coral Sea Reef Guide on a live-aboard scuba cruise.

On the whole the app is good, and delivers the same information and photos as the book.

I did find it difficult to get from the browsing through the catalogue of creatures back to the home screen, but eventually hit the "?" Icon and got to the home screen this way.

I also had difficulty exiting the app, double pressing the home button on the iPad didn't minimise it.

The only other suggestions I have is for a search facility, based on common or scientific name.

Bob Halstead ,


This App is for Divers, snorkellers and reef lovers - as I clearly state - and features most of the fish species (and a few others) they would be likely to come across in the Coral Sea area (and beyond). It is not for fishermen searching for river and estuarine fish nor those found in extreme depths or places inaccessible to divers. The prime feature of the guide is that the species are almost entirely shot live in their natural habitat. Kindly review it with this in mind.


245.2 MB
Requires iOS 9.2 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2016 benno design


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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