Lionfish Hunting | West End Divers | Roatan

For licensed Lionfish hunters in groups of two or more, we offer a two tank lionfish hunt away from the regular dive sites.

The Lionfish are a newly introduced invasive species which has been opened for spearfish hunting within the Roatan Marine Park. To the credit of the local dive community, the fish are becoming rare at the usual dive sites due to aggressive hunting, and opportunities for visitors to really get in some of their own hunting are diminishing.


This hunt takes you up-island to areas that see few divers, and sadly have healthy populations of lionfish. There you will take two dives with our Divemaster who will be acting as a spotter, and will carry the catch bucket while you harvest with abandon. After the dive we will show you the techniques for cleaning and filleting your catch, and suggest culinary options (they do taste great!).

Lionfish licenses are obtained at theĀ Roatan Marine Park, involve a short class and practical test underwater. The classes and licensing are scheduled in advance, so if you wish to take advantage of this opportunity, please let us know prior to your visit and we will have everything arranged for your arrival.

Roatan Shark Dive! Dive with the elusive and rarely seen Caribbean Reef Shark.




Padi Open Water certification or equivalent required.

Dive depth is 75 feet, and dive time is about 30 minutes. Please be aware that this is an open ocean dive, subject to currents and rough surface conditions.

Unfortunately due to time restraints and logistics we are unable to offer this dive to our Cruise Ship guests.