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Where to hunt lionfish

Have you always wanted to try lionfish hunting but didn’t know where to go? Are you a seasoned lionfish hunter and looking for new territory or want to hunt while on a diving vacation?

The list below features dive centers and private scuba diving guides that promote safe and ethical lionfish hunting programs, courses and tours. If you want to know where to hunt lionfish, please contact one of these providers below. You can also check out the reports on the interactive lionfish tracking map at Lionfish.info to see who is hunting the lionfish in your area.

★ Represents dive shops we have personally used and recommend

Caribbean & Latin America

Akumal, Mexicohttp://www.divewithnatalieandivan.com/index.html




Bay Islands of Honduras



Belizehttp://reefci.com/ Sapodilla Cays

Bonaire– https://vipdiving.com/courses/specialty-courses/lionfish-hunting-course/★

British Virgin Islands – Sorry, the BVI don’t allow visitors to hunt lionfish

Carriacou– http://www.deeferdiving.com


ColombiaDiving Planet in Cartagena/Isla del Rosario

Lionfish Hunting in Cozumel MexicoCozumel, MexicoLionfish Hunting in Cozumel with ScubaLuis  ★

Cuba– Nothing to link to, but we understand you can lionfish hunt around the island.



Dominican Republichttp://scubafun.info/ contact John Sack


GuadeloupeAn-Ba Dlola


  • http://couples.com/ Couples and Couples Swept Away resorts in Negril & Ocho Rios are lionfish hunting friendly

Martinique– Sorry, the french islands don’t allow tourists to hunt lionfish


Panamahttp://www.goldenfrogscuba.com/ Rey Sanchez

Puerto Rico– Fajardo  http://www.divepuertorico.com/

Playa Del Carmen, Mexicohttp://tankha.com/

St. Kitts & Nevis

St. Luciahttp://www.aadivers.org/about.html

St. Martin– Sorry, the french islands don’t allow tourists to hunt lionfish

Trinidad & Tobagohttp://divingintobago.com// Wild Turtle Scuba Club

Turks & Caicos Islands – Sorry, the Turks & Caicos don’t allow visitors to hunt lionfish

US Virgin Islands 

United States



Are you a lionfish hunting friendly dive center or private divemaster that offers a lionfish-specific education program and will take clients to hunt non-native invasive lionfish? Do you know of a scuba diving center that should be on this list? Send us an email here with the name of the dive shop, center or service, location (city, state and country) and a URL to either the business’ Facebook page or website (preferably a link to a page that mentions lionfish hunting) for possible inclusion on this page.

Lionfish Hunting Equipment

We do our best to complete a bit of research on each dive center before adding them to this page. If we cannot verify through their website, social media pages, review sites, photos, etc. that they hunt lionfish or promote lionfish invasion awareness, then we usually will not include them here. Are you a travelling lionfish hunter interested in maximizing travel rewards? Check out The Point Pirate for excellent up to date travel rewards and points information.

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