On SCUBA or Freediving, we will take you on a fun dive leading you to find the invasive species – the Lionfish.
The Indo-Pacific Red Lionfish, Pterois volitans, is an invasive specie in the Caribbean sea. Were apparently introduced to Florida coastal waters during the mid 1980s, and have become the first truly invasive marine fishes in the Caribbean.
Invasive lionfish exhibit high individual growth and reproductive rates, apparently spawning throughout the year and several times per month, with an estimated annual fecundity of over two-million eggs per female. Consequently, population growth rates have been phenomenal in some invaded regions with catastrophic effects on other fish populations.
Help fight this invasive species and bring your spear and we will bring our fish keeper and ice cooler and you can keep your catch.
Each dive costs $50 / tank.
Minimum divers for Lionfish Hunting dives:
- TWO (2) divers for single tank or 2-tank dives;
- TWO (2) freedivers.
Each boat will carry a maximum of 6 Lionfish Hunters.
* You are required to hold a Bay Islands Lionfish Spearing License.
Bay Islands Lionfish Spearing License
You can get this license at the Roatan Marine Park. Blue Island Divers will help you get this license.
The workshop gives you information on this invasive specie, and teaches you how to spear correctly without harming the reef.
The cost of the workshop is $50 and includes a spear.