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Aruba LionFish Hunter Certification Course

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Become a LionFish hunter today and enroll in our program. After you’ve successfully completed the theoretical part of the course. You will then be able to participate in the practical part of the course with one of our diving partners on the island. Contact us today, do the e-learning online at home and start diving as soon as you’re able to dive on Aruba!

The LionFish eLearning course is based on the combination of knowledge from the Aruba LionFish management plan, REEF (Reef Environmental Education Foundation), Belize, Bonaire, and guidelines of  PADI Distinctive Specialty Course Invasive LionFish Tracker.

To complete the course students will need to complete the practical part of the course with an instructor licensed by the Aruba LionFish Initiative Foundation.

The eLearning Course is also suitable for snorkelers and volunteers participating in marine science projects in Aruba.

This course is designed for new hunters to learn basic knowledge about LionFish, which you will use during the practical part of the course. Also, it will help you become an ambassador for the Aruba LionFish Initiative Foundation. You will be able to inform other curious people about the problem and spread the word, hopefully inspiring them to help us fight the LionFish invasion.

Minimal requirements

  • An interest in learning to know more of the invasive LionFish

Course Curriculum

The LionFish Problem
What is the problem? 00:30:00
Disturbance of the ecosystem 00:00:00
How did LionFish come to the Caribbean? 00:00:00
Q1 What is the problem? 00:03:00
LionFish Biology
Different kinds of LionFish 00:30:00
The LionFish lifecycle 00:00:00
Are LionFish dangerous to humans? 00:00:00
LionFish habitat preference and behavior 00:30:00
Q2 LionFish Biology 00:03:00
Culling and Hunting LionFish
Culling and hunting techniques 00:00:00
Spearing and containment devices 00:00:00
Capturing with nets 00:00:00
Marine life and environment 00:00:00
LionFish sting first aid and treatment 00:00:00
Q3 Culling and hunting LionFish 00:03:00
Aruba LionFish Initiative Foundation
Aruba LionFish Initiative Foundation goals 00:00:00
Aruba’s hunting grounds 00:00:00
Culling and hunting with ALFI foundation 00:00:00
Q4 About the Foundation 00:05:00
Theoretical Exam
LionFish theoretical exam 00:20:00

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  1. Great course!


    Great doing the course, very interesting!


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