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LIONFISH REMOVAL SPECIALIST Help control an invasive species

The Lionfish Removal Specialist Course with OLYMPUS DIVE CENTER

Invasive Lionfish

Native to the Pacific Ocean, lionfish are progressively invading the north-western Atlantic and the Caribbean, where they have no natural predators. Learn what action is needed to control the lionfish population and, during two scuba dives, learn practical ways to safely and humanely capture and euthanize these fish.

What You Learn

  • Everything you ever wanted to know about Lionfish and more
  • Proper Spearing & Netting Techniques
  • Cleaning & Preparing Lionfish for Consumption

Prerequisites

To take this course, you must be:

  • A PADI Advanced Open Water Diver (or qualifying certification from another training organization)
  • A PADI Enriched Air Nitrox Diver (or qualifying certification from another training organization)
  • 15 years old
  • Experienced with offshore dives on North Carolina's deeper shipwrecks

The Scuba Gear You Use

You use all the basic scuba gear including your dive computer, a lionfish spear, lionfish containment systems and other specialty gear.

The Learning Materials You Need

REEF's Lionfish Awareness Guide and the Lionfish Cookbook.

Your course price includes

  • Instruction, books and materials
  • Certification Fees

Price: $220/person

  • Class size is limited to 2 students
  • Weekend or weekday scheduling formats, year around

 *Students must provide their own personal items including mask, fins, snorkel, boots, gloves, dive computer, spear and the Scuba unit. We have rentals available for the Scuba unit, dive computer, wetsuit, tanks and weights.

*Boat dives are required for an additional fee. If you book this course On-line you will be contacted by our staff to reserve the appropriate dive trips.

  Start Date Course Type End Date Max. Places Places Available   Price    
04 May 2019 05 May 2019 2 2 US$ 220.00

Classroom and Gear Prep
Sat 04 May 2019
04:00 PM
04 hours 00 minutes
Dives 1&2
Sun 05 May 2019
06:00 AM
09 hours 00 minutes

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15 Jun 2019 16 Jun 2019 2 2 US$ 220.00

Classroom and Gear Prep
Sat 15 Jun 2019
04:00 PM
02 hours 00 minutes
Classroom
Dives 1&2
Sun 16 Jun 2019
06:00 AM
09 hours 00 minutes
Full Day Charter

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24 Jun 2019 25 Jun 2019 2 2 US$ 220.00

Dives 1&2
Tue 16 Apr 2019
06:00 AM
09 hours 00 minutes
Classroom and Gear Prep
Tue 16 Apr 2019
04:00 PM
03 hours 00 minutes

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09 Jul 2019 10 Jul 2019 2 2 US$ 220.00

Classroom and Gear Prep
Tue 09 Jul 2019
04:00 PM
03 hours 00 minutes
Dives 1&2
Wed 10 Jul 2019
06:00 AM
09 hours 00 minutes

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25 Jul 2019 26 Jul 2019 2 2 US$ 220.00

Classroom and Gear Prep
Thu 25 Jul 2019
04:00 PM
03 hours 00 minutes
Dives 1&2
Fri 26 Jul 2019
06:00 AM
09 hours 00 minutes

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14 Aug 2019 15 Aug 2019 2 2 US$ 220.00

Classroom and Gear Prep
Wed 14 Aug 2019
04:00 PM
03 hours 00 minutes
Dives 1&2
Thu 15 Aug 2019
06:00 AM
09 hours 00 minutes

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