Aruba Lionfish Initiative
WELCOME TO THE ARUBA LIONFISH INITIATIVE HEADQUARTERS
The Aruba Lionfish Iniative (ALFI) is a local non-profit foundation intended on creating a demand for lionfish by restaurants and individuals. The lionfish are acquired by certified volunteer hunters, who use ALFI-provided tanks, spears and zookeepers. Pure Diving Aruba is responsible for maintaining equipment, filling tanks and certifying new hunters. If you’re not sure what the Lionfish threat entails, read here and here.
BECOMING A LIONFISH HUNTER FOR THE ARUBA LIONFISH INITIATIVE
Pure Diving Aruba’s experienced instructors are the only people on the island teaching the ALFI Lionfish Hunter course. The course consists of a theoretical portion and one open water dive. During the theoretical part, you will learn about the Lionfish threat, their anatomy, what gear is used by ALFI hunters and why. Later, during the open water portion of the course, you will learn how to adjust your diving style to safely incorporate the hunting equipment. You will also learn to communicate with fellow hunters and to plan dive profiles to optimize Lionfish yield.
ALFI Hunters benefit from:
- Free use of ALFI tanks and gear for hunting purposes
- Discount on boat dives with Pure Diving Aruba
- Endless volunteer buddies to dive with
- Option to participate in the annual ALFI Lionfish Tournament
- Regular get-togethers, trips and bbq’s
- And much more!
The costs of this course are: USD 107 (includes USD 30 yearly volunteer fee)