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Lionfish

The Lionfish is a dramatic-looking fish with bold red-brown or orange stripes alternating with a cream color and long, ornate spiny fins that deliver a venomous sting and also serve as camouflage when the Lionfish is lying in wait for prey. Also known as Turkeyfish or Zebrafish, Lionfish are aggressive predators and can strike very quickly to devour any small fish or crustacean they come across. They can reach 15 inches in length when fully grown and are very territorial, lunging forward with poisonous spikes erect when threatened. This makes them hazardous to divers and snorkelers, so Lionfish should only be observed from a distance. Lionfish are native to Indo-Pacific waters and are a highly problematic invasive species in the Caribbean. There is a large population of Lionfish around Key West, and experienced spear fishermen who are prepared to handle the fish safely are encouraged to kill as many as possible.

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  • Key West Morning 2-Tank SCUBA Dive

    Try one of the top Key West dive trips – A morning 2-tank wreck dive on the 525-foot USNS Vandenberg, a WWII-era troop transport & missile-tracking ship.

    Duration: 4.5 Hours Activity Level: Difficult
    Best Rate
    89
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    Best Rate
    89
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  • Key West Afternoon 2-Tank SCUBA Dive

    Afternoon two-tank Key West Scuba dive trips offer divers the chance to explore two different dive sites on the pristine coral reef system of the Florida Keys

    Duration: 4.5 Hours (approx.) Activity Level: Difficult
    Best Rate
    89
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    Best Rate
    89
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  • Key West Dive in a Day Scuba Resort Course

    The Dive in a Day Scuba Resort Course is the absolute best way for a person to experience diving. Great for those who want to try scuba diving in Key West.

    Duration: 9 Hours Activity Level: Moderate
    $250
    185
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    $250
    185
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  • Key West PADI Open Water Certification

    Looking for a great adventure in Key West? Enter the amazing world of scuba diving the fun and easy way, with PADI Open Water Certification in Key West.

    Duration: 3 Days Activity Level: Difficult
    Best Rate
    499
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    Best Rate
    499
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Call (855) 274-1023 to speak with a Key West Dive Specialist