We here at Niuhi Dive Charters are dedicated to serving the dive community with custom dive trips for all levels of experience. We specialize in Lionfish hunting and mitigation as well as reef surveys. We focus on ecotourism to educate divers on the importance of Lionfish control and the effects they have on the Gulf of Mexico fisheries. With our efforts he hope to make an impact on divers and the way they dive the Gulf of Mexico.
Providing opportunities for more people to interact and experience what the marine environment has to offer is probably the most important "mission" I have. Whether its diving and snorkeling natural and artificial reefs, removing invasive species like lionfish or even just going to the beach, these experiences can change the way people go about life. The work I do for my job and on my own time seem to blend together which makes this endeavor even more enjoyable!
I wrote a PADI Distinctive Specialty for Lionfish Removal and love teaching divers how to safely capture and remove these fish while minimizing the diver's impact on local marine structures and organisms.
I'm working with a variety of people to develop a viable lionfish trap that captures lionfish almost exclusively, doesn't ghost-fish if it is lost, doesn't damage the bottom, and minimizes the risk of entanglement of other wildlife like turtles and marine mammals.
Taylor Muller helps our underwater environments and dive community by removing lionfish from environments they do not belong. My quest is to aid in the effort to eradicate lionfish from our waters while also assisting in ocean clean up, coral reef education, and conservation.
Pioneer of Lionator Reef Protectors and a Reef Conservation Partner, Abigail is working in Aruba towards the conservation of our sea and sea creatures. She is also working in the early stages of Lionfish Patraol.
Phil Karp is an independent Citizen Scientist and Ocean Advocate, formerly with the World Bank. He focuses on the interface between marine ecosystem conservation and the livelihoods of coastal communities.
Martha's quest is to do all possible to aid in the protection of the marine environment in the waters of Antigua West Indies. She is planning a major International Lionfish Derby that is now planned for June 2021 in Antigua.
Carol is the Financial Officer and Volunteer Research Diver for Mexico Beach Artificial Reef Association. She spends summers doing volunteer work surveying the condition of the artificial reefs to learn which designs are most beneficial to the marine habitat.