Person of the Week

Person of the Week2023-03-10T12:08:59-05:00

Lionfish Person of the Week

  • David Skinner lionfish hunting

David Skinner

David Skinner is a US Marine Corps Vet and SSI Master Diver/SCR/CCR Diver that loves to travel to hunt lionfish.

  • Dick de Bruin and Roger Muller, Jr.

Dick de Bruin

Dick de Bruin has been developing his underwater photography and filming skills to visualize the lionfish problem for anyone who is not yet convinced that all life on the coral reef is seriously threatened by the lionfish.

  • Jean-Marc Claes

Jean-Marc Claes

Jean-Marc Claes travels by sailyacht and scuba dives the world, he is looking at the relations between sharks and lionfish, old and new. They take guests onboard, teach them and let them participate in all adventures they undertake.

  • Willie Caal lionfish hunting

Willie Caal

Willie is passionate about the ocean and made a decision to help protect what he loves. Willie is ReefCI’s general manger, science coordinator, marine biologist, and PADI Dive Instructor in Placencia Belize.

  • Viktor Popov holding lionfish

Viktor Popov

Viktor organizes trips to Alaska, Florida Keys and the Bahamas. He makes unforgettable memories for his customers, who later become friends. While scuba diving their goal is to clean up the reef from garbage, plastics and Lionfish.

  • John McCain scuba diving

John McCain

John is a member of the Florida Man Lionfishing team. They took 1st place in the Emerald Coast Open for Lionfish in 2020 and 2021. He is also an instructor for Narked Scuba in Florida.

  • Patricia Mauldin hunting lionfish

Patricia Mauldin

Patricia's commitment and one of the many goals of the ZooKeeper team is to continue supporting conservation projects, scientific studies, and promoting the assault on Lionfish, which has such a devastating effect on our ecosystem and marine life.

  • Tim Robinson lionfish hunting

Tim Robinson

Tim Robinson is managing partner of ZooKeeper. The future of Lionfish ends with ZooKeeper! He wishes to educate the world on how ZooKeeper can help divers safely control the Lionfish invasion and have a safer way to contain smaller debris collected on dives.

  • Scott Berry

Scott Berry

Scott Berry is partner of Scuba Adventures, which introduces men and women of all ages and races to the joys of underwater exploration and encourages them to dive, travel, and explore the globe each and every year.

  • Tom Vyles holding a lionfish

Tom Vyles

Tom Vyles is part of the Ocean strike team for Scuba Adventures Plano and has a personal best of over 60 lionfish kills in one day.

  • Armando Abreu from X DIVE MX holding flag underwater

Armando Abreu

Armando is helping promote and share the importance of taking care of the environment and being guardians of our seas.

  • Irv Miller holding a lionfish

Irv Miller

Chef Miller led the charge to eradicate invasive lionfish from Pensacola waters, by acquiring a wholesale saltwater license to purchase the fish whole from 'diver to door' and processing in house, serving the fish whenever weather permits and divers take the plunge.

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