To encourage the sport of underwater spearfishing as a recreation and a potential
source of diving knowledge, with activities extending from simple diving to exploration of the
undersea to recommended safe limits for sport divers, and to further the sport of diving through
educational programs with any interested organizations!
Members of the Louisiana Council of Underwater Dive Clubs (LCUDC) including members of the Hell Divers Spearfishing Club have partnered with scientists from the University of New Orleans, the University of Southern Mississippi, and NOAA to conduct very important research on fishes on the Louisiana coast. As a result of these efforts by our divers, several new and important discoveries have been made concerning the invasive Lionfish and the economically important Tarpon. This research has been conducted without any public grants or financial support and highlights our continuing commitment to conservation and the preservation of our heritage as Louisiana sports men and women.