So lionfish are a problem in the Caribbean and Atlantic basins. They are an invasive species and there are active programs approved by environmentally conscious organizations to encouraging scuba divers to cull lionfish. Lionfish have voracious appetites and can wipe out the juvenile population of reef fish.
Larger reef fish in the Caribbean do not view lionfish as a food species… at least not while they are alive, as this lionfish hunter found out.
Video was shot with a mask mounted GoPro camera, similar to this one during a dive near The BlowHoles in the High Rock area of East End on Grand Cayman.
** Fair disclosure here. The diver is a student of a friend of a friend of mine. I’ve never met him nor his dive instructor who knows my friend.
I’m getting nothing out of this. The diver has set up the video on an account with Google ads and gets some small amount per view. Apparently he has already had press inquiries from major media outlets, so this will get around in a few days anyway.