Texas Lionfish Trip November 1st - 5th 2018

Texas Lionfish Trip November 1st - 5th 2018
Our PriceUS$950.00
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Trip Dates: November 1-5

Trip cost is $950/person (based on double occupancy)

Have you ever wanted to hunt lionfish? Now's you chance to take a trip with us and learn how to spearfish for lionfish. The lionfish hunting eco-trips are typically three days of diving over a long weekend. Participants need to be in Pensacola, Florida on Thursday evening. You will need to be at Dive Pros Dive Shop before 6pm at the latest to sign waivers for your tanks and show Nitrox cards for Nitrox gas. We will then typically meet at The Oar House (home of the best Mahi fish tacos in the world) for a trip meet-and-greet and dinner. Then its off to the rack for a good nights sleep.

Diving will consist of two tank dives on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday with Niuhi Dive Charters. Depending on the number of divers, and number of boats we have reserved, we will run it several different ways: 2 groups of two tank morning dives or 1 morning two tank morning dive group and 1 afternoon two tank diving group. We will typically start out at an easier shallow dive (40-80 feet) so we can evaluate all the divers skill levels, and get everyone used to diving in the ocean again. Most dives are typically around 70-100 feet. Depending on current and skill level, we prefer to do "live boat” diving, where we do not use an anchor, but the boat follows us and picks us up when we are finished hunting. This alleviates the "where’s the anchor?” problem.

The suites will have a full kitchen and living room. There is a grocery store right down the street. You are welcome to get breakfast food and cook/prepare at the cottage before the dives. All trips are priced based on double occupancy. You can have your own room for an additional $200 for the 4 days. Please let us know as soon as possible so we can book the additional rooms. Pensacola is a resort destination, so the closer to busy season we get, the harder the rooms get to book.

Included in the trip package:

  • Pre-Trip meeting/lionfish training at ScubaToys
  • 4 nights hotel (double occupancy)
  • 3 days of 2 tank dives
  • Use of lionfish specific gear
  • Nitrox tanks and weights
  • Sandwiches, snacks, and drinks on the boat
  • Lionfish cookout on Saturday night

  • Trip does NOT include:

  • Transportation to Pensacola (Need to be there by 5:00pm on Thursday night. For those driving in, you can book an additional night on Wednesday if you want more time to drive. Rate is $50/night - double occupancy) you will also need transportation while you are in Pensacola. Although the marina is close to the hotel, its still a driving distance. There is no place to store gear at the boat, so you will need to bring it back each day. There is a rinse hose at the dock, and drying area at the hotel
  • Breakfast each day
  • Dinner on Thursday, Friday, and Sunday nights
  • Standard Dive Gear

  • Diver Experience:

    Divers should be certified as an advanced diver and Nitrox. Divers should have at least 25 dives, with at least 10 in the ocean. Divers should have at least 5 dives in the last year, or take a refresher course. Divers should be comfortable diving in ocean conditions. We will depend on you to make these decisions if it's borderline. We just dont want this to be your first ocean dive. Divers should be comfortable with diving in general, not freaked out about jumping in the ocean.
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