Lionfish Awareness

Lionfish; beautiful to look at, painful to touch, harmful to our reef’s ecosystem. Join Jupiter Dive Center and learn the facts about this invasive species and why we need to control its population. Then put your newfound knowledge to use during a 2-tank dive!

The Fun Part

Did you know that in addition to being beautiful, lionfish are quite tasty? Do your part to keep this invasive species from overrunning our reefs and catch dinner all on the same dive!

What to Expect

This course starts in the classroom where students will learn general information about lionfish, including their habitat, prey, predators, and the damage they are causing in the Atlantic Ocean. In the ongoing effort to eradicate the species, proper shooting techniques, safe handling, and diver safety will be discussed.

Jupiter Dive Center will provide lunch, and then students will go out on the afternoon 2-tank charter with their instructor. Divers will focus on locating lionfish and how to properly and safely eradicate them.

What Do You Need?

All Jupiter Dive Center charters are drift dives and each diver must have their own surface marker buoy and a timing device. Enriched Air certification is recommended, but not required. Students wishing to hunt lionfish during the two dives must provide their own equipment. Jupiter Dive Center is offering students a 20% discount on lionfish pole spears. This course is open to any certified diver over 18 years of age, or 12 years of age with parental consent.

The Nitty-Gritty

  • Course availability.
  • Students meet at Jupiter Dive Center at 9:00 a.m.
  • Divers must present their scuba diving certification card at check-in
  • All divers must have a surface marker buoy and timing device
  • Cost is $199 per diver for materials, instruction, lunch, a 2-tank charter, and a Project Aware Specialty certification card
  • Book now by calling (561) 745-7807 or click here!

Your Next Adventure

Once you complete this course, you may be interested in learning more about other marine animals such as sea turtles or sharks. Or perhaps you’d like to learn more about hunting and collecting and how to do so both legally and safely. Jupiter Dive Center offers all of these specialties and more!

 

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn about the effects of lionfish and what you can do to help our local reefs. Reserve your spot now by calling (561)745-7807 or visit our website here!