Lionfish Expedition

Submersible Operations Course

Want to learn how to hunt lionfish deeper than divers can go? Well, you need a submersible to do that. You also need training. Join us for this exciting course that can get you headed in the right direction for saving the reefs!

We have an exciting location for this training in the beautiful Florida Keys. Seacamp is a world renowned training location and we are excited to be part of their facility for this course! Your lodging, meals and classroom sessions are included in the price of this course. Not only is this an historic location but this course is historic as well!  Be part of the future marine conservationist and join us for an adventure you will never forget!

Submersible Training

Historic Location!

Seacamp has been providing year-round, marine science education programs since 1966. The summer camp for 10 to 17 year-olds emphasizes marine research and exploration using snorkeling and scuba skills as well as the more traditional camp activities of sailing, lifesaving, windsurfing, photography, arts and crafts and campcraft. In 1970 Newfound Harbor Marine Institute evolved to provide a marine studies field camp for public and private schools, teaching snorkeling skills used to study the coral reef, shallow bay, and mangrove communities.

Unforgettable Experience!

March 16th – 21st, 2023

Space is limited so make your resevation sooner than later!

Seacamp Facility Big Pine in the Florida Keys

Introduction to Submersible Operations:  $2,250 USD

Price is per person and includes all taxes.

A two-person manned submersible with an operational depth of 250 fsw with a max dive depth of 500 fsw. Electrically powered by three different electrical systems including the main thrusters of 72 volt 100 pound thrust motors with integral lithium batteries giving them a 4 hour duration at full throttle and 16 hours half throttle operational duration. The second electrical system is a 24 volt lithium battery bank of two batteries located on the stern providing power to the CO2 scrubber, lights, vertical thruster, and camera system & video recorder. The third and last electrical system is an internal 12 volt system operating the mission payload (i.e. the lionfish capture system).

Submarine Course Level One March 2023

Day One

Thursday March 16th, 2023
Includes Lodging

Check-in at Seacamp anytime after 4pm (earlier check-in available if needed). Meet and greet the instructors, Seacamp staff and other participants in this course. Go over the rules and expectations for this course and settle into your lodging.

Day Two

Friday March 17th, 2023
Includes Lodging, Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Full day of learning about all the components needed for a successful dive operations. This will consist of both classroom presentations, as well as hands-on submarine work. Comes with use of our equipment, materials & booklets. This will give you a new perspective when it comes to sub operations.

Day Three

Saturday March 18th, 2023
Includes Lodging, Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

We continue the learning as we spend more time around the sub than in the classroom. This day is more hands-on while getting inside the sub. You’ll learn why certain techniques and walk throughs are so important for a successful operation. Bring your camera because there are a lot of great photo opportunities that few people in life get the chance to see.

Day Four

Sunday March 19th, 2023
Includes Lodging, Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Sunday Fun Day! Not that the other days weren’t fun but this day is where you get to experience the sub in the water! Work your communications with the sub, snorkel around it, hop up on it and maybe even go inside of it! This day is where you put your knowledge to the test and see just how easy it is to work with an ocean-going submersible/submarine. This is the day that you worked for! This is the day where you decide if you want to join us on future missions as one of our volunteers. If you do – make sure you speak up! We are always looking for qualified volunteers to join our adventures.

Day Five

Monday March 20th, 2023

Access any outstanding questions and answers and say goodbye to your new sub friends!

Morning Check-out

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