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Come celebrate Florida’s lobster mini-season at BugFest!

A fun dive festival where you can bag twice as many bugs!

Photo by Monica Schandel

The Town of Lauderdale-By-The-Sea's third annual BugFest-By-The-Sea Dive Festival ( July 27- Aug. 2, 2014) features a series of fun and great events for divers and lobster lovers: a bug hunting contest with thousands of dollars in prizes, a bug hunting seminar, wreck diving workshop with Shadow Divers legend John Chatterton, underwater photo and video contests, free photo workshops, a PADI Digital Underwater Specialty Certification Course, free beach diving clinics (Gold Coast Scuba and Scuba School) and , underwater pier and reef clean-up, SS Copenhagen Beach Dive, coral reef film presentation, a beachfront lobster cookout and a Florida lobster mini-season kick-off party with Scuba Radio Host Greg Holt and the Scuba Radio Mermaids!

BugFest is sponsored this year by Reef Safe, the official Suncare of BugFest 2014.

BugFest is giving away $15,000 in cash, dive gear and other prizes in the Great Florida Bug Hunt. There are several contest categories, including Biggest Bug Caught Off The Beach, Biggest Bug Caught Off A Boat and the biggest bugs (total weight) bagged by a BugFest Dive Buddy Team.

Please note: Florida's mini-season this year is July 30 and 31, a week later than usual.

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BugFest Coordinator
Phone: 954-640-4209

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