2023 Looe Key Lionfish Collecting and Handling Workshop


Each workshop will include an in-classroom background on the invasion, lionfish biology, ecological impacts, current research, collecting and handling techniques, and much more! 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 thanks to generous donation from the Dive shops, 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.

When: April 28 - 9am classroom background followed by afternoon 2-tank dives

Where: Looe Key Reef Resort, Ramrod Key, FL 

Cost: $35 refundable deposit for the classroom background and 2-tank afternoon dives