Register for the Looe Key Lionfish Collecting & Handling Workshop!
Friday, April 28 - Looe Key Reef Resort, 27340 Overseas Hwy., Ramrod Key, FL 33042
REEF Lionfish Collecting & Handling Workshops include a classroom portion that covers invasion history, lionfish biology, ecological impacts, current research, and collecting and handling techniques. Once wrapping up on land, we will head out to the water and put our skills to work during a two-tank dive charter. The workshop and dives are free, and REEF will provide lionfish collecting gear, but you will need to bring your own SCUBA gear or organize a rental through the dive shop. Please contact the shop directly prior to the workshop if you need rental gear. *Due to the advanced nature of the lionfish collection dives an advanced dive certification and 30 dives minimum are required for dive participants.
Dates & Times
Friday, April 28
- Classroom background: 9:15 am (check-in at 9 am)
- Two-tank removal dives: 12:30 pm check-in
The classroom background will be held at the Marathon Public Library - 3490 Overseas Hwy, Marathon, FL.
The two-tank removal dives will be held at Looe Key Reef Resort - 27340 Overseas Hwy, Ramrod Key, FL.
REEF will provide lionfish collecting and handling gear to all registered participants. You will need to provide your own scuba diving equipment. If you need to rent equipment, you will need to set that up with Looe Key Reef Resort before getting on the afternoon boat.
You must place your $35 deposit to secure your dive spot on the removal charter. This deposit can be refunded if requested via email within 7 days upon completion of the workshop.
If you have to cancel your registration you must do so within 48 hours of the workshop dives to refund your $35 deposit. We cannot provide refunds within 48 hours of the workshop or for no-shows.
Due to the advanced nature of the lionfish collection dives an advanced dive certification and 30 dives minimum are required for dive participants. If you do not meet one or both of these requirements you may be put on the waitlist.
If you have any questions regarding the workshop, please call our office at 305-852-0030 or email lionfish@REEF.org.