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Coral Finder 3.0

The World’s best coral field guide just got better.

Coral Finder 3.0

The 3rd edition of the book that took the mystery out of coral identification is now available. The Indo Pacific Coral Finder delivers instant genus level coral ID anywhere between the Red Sea and Easter Island.

PointerOver 100 new images and expanded genus coverage PointerOver 100 refinements to the logic PointerNew topside workflow. PointerDramatically improved print quality PointerSplash proof laminated design (use wet handed / not suited for diving)   Check out the improvements here!

The Indo Pacific Coral Finder 3.0

Coral Finder 3.0 is water resistant and not intended for underwater use.

What is it?

The world’s first easy-to-use coral ID guide that anyone can use.

What does it do?

Lets the untrained user identify corals to genus level regardless of growth form. Links to other resources for species ID and further learning.

How does it work?

Take photos of the corals you want to identify. Using the Coral Finder choose a shape from the Visual Navigation system then select a page of “best bets” for what your coral might be. Now your choice is visual, easy to confirm and latin free. All ID’s cross reference back to Corals of the World for follow up to species level.

Who is it for?

Everyone! – recreational divers, dive instructors, dive boats and businesses, snorkelers, reef walkers, students, naturalists, scientists.

Why should I buy it?

Because it works 😉 and it has a free complete video training course (in English and in Bahasa Indonesian).

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With the Coral Finder you can identify corals by choosing what they look like!

Coral Finder Features

How it works

The answer to the question “What coral is that?” is in your head – literally. Your eyes and brain are the world’s most powerful supercomputer capable of solving complex visual problems instantly. Traditional field guides put text between you and the answer – and text needs to be interpreted. The Coral Finder reduces the problem of identifying corals to a series of simple visual choices. Read on… it’s as simple as 1,2,3!! “Watch the movie!

Indo Pacific Coral Finder 3.0 - how the Coral Finder works.


The Look-alike page

The Coral Finder creates a choice matrix for easy, at-a-glance decision making. Just scan the page and “see” the answer!

Indo Pacific Coral Finder Look-a-like Page


The Coral Finder takes the confusion out of learning coral identification with a simplified glossary of terms. Culled from the hundreds in use by professional taxonomists the Coral Finder only tells what you need to know to get the job done.

Reverse engineering

The Coral Finder is designed to solve problems. Say you have a coral that doesn’t quite fit what you see on your chosen Look-Alike page. Crisis? What crisis? Just reverse engineer the problem using the genus index to track down your coral among the Coral Finder’s other growth forms.

Indo Pacific Coral Finder Glossary


The Coral Finder makes coral identification practical and easy by using WYSIWYLF
What You See Is What You Look For! Instead of memorising thousands of images and names in your head you just look up the shape and the Coral Finder gives you a simple matrix of best bets to choose from. Simple – just the way we like it.

Indo Pacific Coral Finder ID

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