Trinadad & Tobago
Tigga has been in the Lionfish Community and hunting lionfish since 2013!
My name is Alex Whiskey, I’m 35 years old, from Trinidad and Tobago but live on the smaller island Tobago. Started diving in 2010 and have been doing it professionally since then. I’m now on my own and starting up my new dive shop, on the north side of Tobago in a little fishing village of parlatuvier. I’ve been a PADI Staff instructor since 2012 and have been in love with the sea all my life. I’m an avid spear fisherman and now mostly hunt these tasty treats called the lionfish.
What do you like about lionfish hunting?
The mastery of buoyancy to get them in some tricky places, I love that challenge, also when they are scared and they try swimming away and I have to follow them and stalk them sometimes even, that’s a fun time. Coming up with a filled zookeeper is amazing but when I go on repeat sites and there is none left, I feel like a mission has been accomplished.
What do you like about the lionfish community?
The culling of the invasive species and getting recognized for it.