Divemaster Program

Discovery Diving Co., Inc.
414 Orange St
Beaufort, North Carolina 28516


Continuing Ed

Continuing Ed

Continuing Ed


The PADI Lionfish Population Control course is designed to educate divers about Lionfish and their invasion of the coast of the United States and in the Caribbean.  This program will introduce the participants to the habitat of the Lionfish and the ways to live capture, shoot, and document their populations off of the coast of North Carolina.

Class book is Invasive Lionfish A Guide to Control and Management



Prerequisite certification for enrollment is PADI Advanced Open Water Diver or an equivalent rating.

Minimum age


Class Description

Classroom sessions will cover:

  • General information about lionfish
  • Theories of how lionfish got to NC
  • Techniques for shooting Lionfish
  • Techniques for live catching Lionfish
  • Potential Problems and Hazards of Lionfish
  • Cleaning lionfish
Equipment Requirements
  • Full SCUBA including submersible pressure gauge and an alternate air source
  • Compass
  • Dive Knife
  • Whistle
  • Depth Gauge
  • Dive Timer



Before Class

$270.00 includes one full day of boat dives.


Click here for training schedule.

U/W Bike Race

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Lionfish Tournament

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Treasure Hunt

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