Lionfish Divers

About Lionfish Divers

Lionfish Divers is an organization that was created by Mr. Roger Muller Jr., and specializes in the education, and eradication of the Lionfish species around the world through their website and youtube. They also provide loads of information from 3rd party sources via links. Lionfish Divers is a member of Lionfish  University.

About The Founder

An insurance agent from New Jersey, Roger J. Muller, Jr., is an avid Lionfish hunter, and founder of Roger is an experienced International Lionfish Hunter and professional scuba instructor with both the Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI) and the National Association of Underwater Instructors (NAUI), that has tracked and hunted the fish throughout North America, many times in partnership with local organizations. He kills Lionfish to restore the natural balance in these areas and prevent the marine animal from causing any more destruction to the coral reef ecosystems he has dove in for over 20 years. 

Roger has always loved science and conservation, and actually graduated with an Environmental Science Degree with honors from Ramapo College in Mahwah, NJ. After school, Roger went into my family business, Muller Insurance of Hoboken, NJ, in order to continue his father and grandfather’s legacy and serve their community as they had for over 112 years. 

After his first scuba dive in 1998, Roger immediately fell in love with the underwater environment and the sport of scuba diving. After completing over 111 diving certifications from PADI and NAUI, Roger became interested in the Lionfish issue after seeing and hearing about the epidemic seven years ago in Bonaire. After that initial exposure, he took a handful of Lionfish training courses, including the SDI Hunter / Collector Diver, DAN & NAUI Hazardous Marine Life, PADI Lionfish Awareness and Elimination, Lionfish Hunting Specialty, and Invasive Lionfish Tracker Specialty courses. 

Hunting Lionfish has been so fun for Roger and he scuba dives with a mission each time he gets into the water. Today, Roger has over 1,500 Lionfish kills! Last year Roger became a field reporter for Lionfish University who is dedicated to preserving our oceans, reefs, native fish populations and raising awareness of the importance of maintaining our fragile ecosystems. In 2016 Drew Richardson, President and Chief Executive Officer of PADI Worldwide, presented Roger with the President’s Club, Outstanding Achievement Award for his outstanding dedication, commitment and achievement in diving and lifelong diver education with 90 PADI Certifications. Besides loving to spear and remove as many Lionfish from the ocean that he can, Roger is a big fisherman and a tagger for the American Littoral Society. During the 2017 fishing season, he had one of his best years fishing in New Jersey, catching a 90 pound Wahoo, 50 pound Bull Shark, Bluefish, Yellowfin Tuna, Mahi Mahi, and a few 35-pound Striped Bass in the Hudson River. Roger has also caught many Black Sea Bass, Fluke, and Porgies in this area as well. Roger is a Lifetime member of the Hudson River Fishing Association (HRFA). 

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