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PADI Caribbean Lionfish Hunter Specialty Course

Quick Details

This specialty is an introduction to Lionfish Hunting and is to familiarize divers with the skills,  knowledge, planning, organization, procedures, techniques, problems, hazards, and enjoyment of  Lionfish hunting.

Description

This specialty is an introduction to Lionfish Hunting and is to familiarize divers with the skills,  knowledge, planning, organization, procedures, techniques, problems, hazards, and enjoyment of  Lionfish hunting. It’s intended to serve as a safe and supervised introduction to invasive Lionfish Hunting. Training should emphasize safety and fun.  

The Caribbean Lionfish Hunter Distinctive Specialty Course allows PADI Instructors to educate divers about the invasive Lionfish problem in the Caribbean, including the essential Lionfish facts and their progressive invasion of the North-western Atlantic and the Caribbean.

 

Academic

The course also explains why action is required now to endeavor to control the population and describes identifying and safely using a pole spear or spear gun (where allowed by local regulations) along with behavioral characteristics. 

The goals of Caribbean Lionfish Hunting training are: 

  • To educate divers about the invasion of lionfish in the Caribbean
  • To teach divers to identify invasive lionfish species. 
  • To teach divers to safely operate pole spears to collect lionfish.
  • To have divers display awareness for the environment while capturing lionfish.
  • To reduce the population of invasive lionfish affecting tropical reefs. 

Once you get registered for this course, you will be sent a link to the online coursework that is required before the dives. This coursework is included in the cost of the course! 

Equipment

Beyond using basic scuba equipment, we recommend a surface signaling device, such as an inflatable signal tube. You will also be learning to use a pole spear and ZooKeeper to hunt lionfish safely and this equipment is provided as part of this course and any of our official Lionfish Hunting Dives.

Get Your Own Gear

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Getting Started

Contact our reservationist for more questions or sign up for a Lionfish dive on our website.