Reef Finder - BYO Guides
What is it?
The world’s first searchable field guide that you can take underwater.
What does it do?
It answers the fundamental question: “What kind of thing is that?” …while you are diving.
How does it work?
By searching a Visual Index for easy to understand shapes (e.g. fingers, spines, spirals), textures or concepts (e.g. holes, tentacles). You can even search by ‘sediments’.
Who is it for?
Everyone! – recreational divers, dive instructors, dive boats and businesses, snorkelers, reef walkers, students, naturalists, scientists.
Why should I buy it?
It’s a smart, interactive, searchable dive slate that identifies anything at a fantastic price! There is nothing else like it.
It’s an ID guide.
But not as you know it!
Traditional guides are arranged in scientific order which is a fatal flaw for learning. They assume you know what “kind” of thing you are trying to ID and where to look in their book in the first place. Enter the Reef Finder – the Reef Finder’s Visual Index solves the ID problem for divers without assuming you have biological training – now for the first time you can explore, discover, learn and communicate with others – underwater!
The eyes have it…
When it comes to ease of use the Reef Finder has no competition. Use the Visual Index to look for the shape of the critter in front of you, then choose a Gallery page to confirm. Think of it as Visual Hyperlinking – it’s a process we call WYSIWYLF – What You See Is What You Look For. The Reef Finder only tells you about things you can actually see underwater. With no technical terms or prior knowledge required there’s nothing to get between you and learning. And after the dive you know exactly what to look for in traditional field guides, making them more useful too! The Reef Finder – empowering the diver to get results instantly!
52 pages of pure power
The Reef Finder has got you covered for all the major fish and invertebrate groups, plants and marine reptiles so there is no need to keep it all your head. Use the Visual Index to ID the weird and wonderful critters you see on every dive. With a compact and beautiful design that fits in your BCD pocket the Reef Finder is fun and easy to use. Explore the reef with your dive buddy or use it for training, course work or surveys – it’s also great for snorkelling, reef walks and beach-combing.
Deep and meaningful by design
The Reef Finder is designed to be both simple and deep: it’s the perfect fast-start ID tool for beginners as well as a powerful “answer anything” reference for instructors, trainers and students. Developed over 3 years and tested by dozens of biologists and dive instructors the Reef Finder is innovative, accurate, practical and tough. It’s the world’s first comprehensive field guide that you can actually take underwater.
Plain and simple
The Reef Finder only mentions things you can actually see underwater which makes learning easier. All descriptions are in plain language with yellow tip arrows to guide learning. Pages contain helpful ecological information and warnings.
©2014 - Author: Russell Kelley - Publisher: BYO Guides - ISBN 978-0-9924776-0-8