Lionfish Specialty Instructor


This specialty is an introduction to invasive Lionfish tracking, to familiarize divers with the skills, knowledge, planning, organization, procedures, techniques, problems, hazards and enjoyment of invasive Lionfish management diving. It's intended to serve as a safe and supervised introduction to invasive Lionfish tracking. Training should emphasize safety and fun.

The Invasive Lionfish Tracker Distinctive Specialty Course allows PADI Instructors to educate divers about invasive Lionfish, including the essential Lionfish facts and their progressive invasion of the North-western Atlantic and the Caribbean.

The course also explains why action is required now to endeavor to control the population and describes the practical way to safely and humanely capture and euthanize these fish, along with behavioral characteristics.


Be a renewed PADI Assistant Instructor (or higher rating) or have completed an IDC/OWSI within the last 12 months.


One day including one open water dive.


  • Invasive Lionfish Tracker Distinctive Specialty Instructor Outline
  • AWARE Our World, Our Water manual
  • Invasive Lionfish Tracker Participant Handout
  • Invasive Lionfish Tracker Knowledge Review
  • Additional to your other dive gear: two Underwater hand nets, waterproof goody bag (to hold captured fish), pair of puncture proof protective gloves, teaser stick.
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