The treacherous red lion fish is here in Cayman waters eating and reproducing its way through everything it sees without discrimination. The danger to Cayman’s reefs is real.
Many dive shops and stores have stepped to the plate – in every sense – in order to assist in controlling and culling these non-indigenous intruders which threaten to destroy the diversity and beauty of the waters which attract so many people to these islands.
Divetech is one of those and the dive company has announced a series of trips and events over the next month in conjunction with various sponsors and courses. Luckily the fish makes good eating and this is a feature of many of the cull-and-cook events being set up to combat the menace.
Saturday, 27 August from 12.45 to 4.30: A free two-tank lion fish cull – sponsored by Colin Shaw & Co. and The Machine Shop/Ron Moser
Saturday, 3 September from 8am to 5pm: Lion fish Hunting Course PADI Speciality including a one-tank trip for $80 plus $20 for Cookout.
Saturday, 3 September from 1pm to 5pm: Lion fish Cull and Cookout/one-tank trip and tasting with wine, $40.
Thursday, 8 September from 1.15pm to 3.30pm: A free one-tank lion fish Cull – sponsored by Kids Sea Camp and Walter Bergeron plus artist Liz Comay.
Thursday, 15 September from 1.15pm to 3.30pm: A free one-tank lion fish cull sponsored by Kids Sea Camp and Dan and Theresa Aranda.
Saturday, 24 September from 12.45pm to 4.30pm: A free two-tank lion fish cull sponsored by Kids Sea Camp and the Dawson Family.
Every Thursday from September through to the end of December, sign up for lion fish hunting boat for $20.