Southern Bahamas - Lionfish Research Cruise aboard Explorer II

Saturday, May 18, 2013 - Saturday, May 25, 2013 (1 week)
Led by Lad Akins, REEF Director of Special Projects and Peter Hughes
18 divers maximum
One Space Left -- lower deck male share

$2,095 - $2,495 per person double occupancy (depending on cabin type) - includes: lodging for 7 nights aboard the Explorer II, up to 5 dives per day for 5 days, meals aboard the boat, and all alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. Additional costs include crew gratuity, $85 pp port/hotel taxes, and $125 per person fuel surcharge (these two charges will be collected on-board and are subject to change up to 30 days prior to departure).

+$300 REEF Program Fee per diver will be added to each package to cover the cost of the group leader, seminar and survey materials.

This trip will focus on the Mayaguana area in the Southern Bahamas, but will depart from and return to Provodenciales, in the Turks and Caicos. The focus of this trip will be documenting the lionfish invasion and the native reef fish community at the seldom dived areas around Mayaguana. Lionfish collecting, dissections and data collection will be key components of this project. Divers can board the boat anytime after 3pm on May 18th; divers will disembark at 9am on May 25th (luggage can be left at the vessel if departing later in the day).

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Design by Joanne Kidd, development by Ben Weintraub