Lobster &

Conch Diving

Aquatic Adventures: Lobster, Conch, and Lionfish Diving

Explore the underwater world with Talbot’s Adventures during the Lobster Season from August to March. Join our seasoned guides, masters of the art since childhood, for an immersive lobster and conch diving experience. Our skilled captains will guide you to prime spots, and after the hunt, enjoy the catch on the beach or take it home. Dive deeper by joining us in hunting Lionfish, contributing to reef preservation. Join us for an exciting and environmentally conscious underwater journey

Lobster & Conch Diving Adventure

Choose from the options below for a private adventure onboard My Fair Share.

lobster turks and caicos

Lobster Season Guidelines

To ensure sustainable harvesting and protect the Lobster population, we adhere strictly to the law that has established size and conservation restrictions for Lobster fishing.

Species

The Queen Conch

Discover the Queen Conch – a giant marine gastropod mollusk with a spiral shell that holds a significant place in the Turks & Caicos’ cuisine, culture, and history.

The Queen Conch, scientifically known as Aliger gigas, is a prominent species in the region and a vital food source since the pre-Columbian era. It remains a staple in many classic Turks & Caicos dishes and has left its mark on the local culture, inspiring names of places, businesses, and references in music and art.

Despite the challenges, the Queen Conch is a cherished symbol of the Turks & Caicos islands. As you explore the region, you may encounter other types of conch, but the true Queen Conch, Aliger gigas, holds a special place in the hearts of the locals and visitors alike. 

Lionfish

The lionfish, originally from the Indo-Pacific but now found in the Turks & Caicos and tropical Atlantic, is an invasive and venomous fish that poses a threat to local reef ecosystems.

The good news is that they can be legally hunted! Among marine species, lionfish are the only ones permitted to be speared in the Turks & Caicos.

The pole spear is the usual weapon of choice, a simple one-piece fiberglass or aluminum spear with a loop of elastic rubber at the base for launching.

It is a contained tool and doesn’t involve projectile spears or lines. 

Specialty tubes or bags are often used to safely deposit the caught lionfish. Proper cleaning of lionfish for consumption is crucial, with the meticulous removal of the venomous spines and fillet the fish correctly. 

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