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Stuart Cove’s Dive Bahamas To Hold Lionfish Derby Series

Since we’re nearly halfway through 2017, and you’re wondering how to use any vacation time you’ve got left before the end of the year, the folks at Stuart Cove’s Dive Bahamas may have an answer.

Stuart Cove’s Dive Bahamas has set up a series of “Lionfish Derbies” in July, August, September and October for divers to come down to the islands and help rid the area of this insanely invasive species.

The company is offering an exclusive, 5-day/4-night Lionfish Derby package for July 27-31, August 24-28, September 28-October 2, and October 26-30. The package starts at US$763/682 Euros per person, double occupancy based on hotel selection. It includes courtesy pick up and drop off at your hotel, three full days of diving with Stuart Cove’s Dive Bahamas including a 2-tank Derby Dive each morning for lionfish hunting, a dedicated Derby dive boat and crew, pleasure diving in the afternoon to enjoy the rest of what Nassau’s underwater realm has to offer, tanks, weights and lionfish hunting gear, and a final-day Lionfish Cookout.

Visitors will win prizes for the largest lionfish, the most lionfish and the largest lionfish caught via freediving over the course of the event.

On the final evening of each Lionfish Derby, Stuart Cove’s will host a cookout with the weekend’s catch topping the bill of fare. The company’s renowned Chef Bessie will prepare a feast of them, Bahamian style. The menu will feature lionfish Ceviche Bahamian style, fried and steamed with plenty of traditional peas and rice, cole slaw, all the fixings and ice cold Bahamian beers.

So if you wanna go to one of these derbies, you’ll have to book your travel for the last one by October 15th.

For more info, go to the Stuart Cove’s Dive Bahamas website at, send them an email at or call them at 954-524-5755 or 800-879-9832.

John Liang
John Liang
John Liang is the News Editor at He first got the diving bug while in High School in Cairo, Egypt, where he earned his PADI Open Water Diver certification in the Red Sea off the Sinai Peninsula. Since then, John has dived in a volcanic lake in Guatemala, among white-tipped sharks off the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica, and other places including a pool in Las Vegas helping to break the world record for the largest underwater press conference.


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