Invasive Lionfish

PADI Invasive Lionfish Eradication Specialty Course

Red Alert Diving, Panama City Beach, FL


Are you ready to make a real impact on marine conservation? Do you want to enhance your diving skills? Do you want to meet like minded, conservation focused dive buddies?  Introducing the PADI Invasive Lionfish Eradication Specialty Course offered exclusively at Red Alert Diving in Panama City Beach, FL.

This unique program empowers divers like you. Actively participate in the preservation of our precious marine ecosystems. Address the threat posed by invasive lionfish.


Lionfish, native to the Indo-Pacific region, have rapidly invaded the waters of the Atlantic Ocean, Gulf of Mexico, and Caribbean Sea. These voracious eaters lack natural predators in these regions. This causes significant harm to native fish populations and delicate reef ecosystems.

The PADI Invasive Lionfish Eradication Specialty Course at Red Alert Diving equips divers with the knowledge, skills, and techniques necessary to safely and effectively hunt and remove lionfish from local waters.

Here's why this course is essential:

  • Conservation Impact: By participating in lionfish eradication efforts, divers play a vital role in controlling lionfish populations. They are also protecting native marine species and habitats.
  • Environmental Education: The course provides comprehensive education on lionfish biology, ecology, and behavior. This fosters a deeper understanding of the impact of invasive species on marine ecosystems.
  • Hands-On Training: Under the guidance of experienced instructors, participants learn proper lionfish hunting techniques, including safe handling and removal procedures using specialized equipment such as pole spears and lionfish containment devices.
  • Safety First: Safety is paramount. The course emphasizes diver safety protocols, including thorough briefings, buddy system adherence, and emergency procedures. These protocols ensure that participants can engage in eradication efforts confidently and responsibly.
  • Promoting Sustainable Practices: Red Alert Diving promotes sustainable fishing and consumption practices. By educating divers on the culinary value of lionfish, we can reduce pressure on other fisheries. Participants learn about the delicious and nutritious qualities of lionfish meat, encouraging the use of lionfish in local cuisine as a sustainable seafood option.
  • Community Engagement: The course fosters a sense of community among like-minded individuals passionate about marine conservation. Divers have the opportunity to connect with fellow enthusiasts, share knowledge, and collaborate on future conservation initiatives.

Join us at Red Alert Diving in Panama City Beach, FL. Become a certified Invasive Lionfish Eradication Specialist. Together, let's protect our oceans and preserve the beauty of marine life for generations to come.