Thursday, July 9, 2020

PADI Instructor Creates Lionfish Hunter Distinctive Specialty

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PADI Master Instructor Chris Willey has created a “Lionfish Hunter Distinctive Specialty.”

The move was in response to him hearing about unsafe and risky Lionfish dives, so he decided to create a course to offer formal training.

The course has been on offer since 2017, and Willey has taught over 35 students so far. Approved by the Roatan Marine Park, the two-dive course teaches students buoyancy techniques as well as familiarizing them with the Hawaiian sling to hunt Lionfish. The course also covers some of the basics of first aid for marine life injuries.

The specialty will count towards the Master Scuba Diver rating, and those who complete the course on Roatan will receive a Marine Park bracelet, spear and Bay Islands Lionfish License.

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Sam Helmyhttps://www.deeperblue.com
Sam Helmy is a TDI/SDI Instructor Trainer, and PADI Staff and Trimix Instructor. Diving for 28 years, a dive pro for 14, I have traveled extensively chasing my passion for diving. I am passionate about everything diving, with a keen interest in exploration, Sharks and big stuff, Photography and Decompression theory. Diving is definitely the one and only passion that has stayed with me my whole life!

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