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BugFest-By-The-Sea 2015

More Lobsters! Less Driving!

BugFest-By-The-Sea in Lauderdale-By-The-Sea (July 25-Aug. 1, 2015) is just around the reef!

Now entering its fourth year, BugFest is a week-long series of fun events, seminars and contests for scuba divers centered around Florida's annual two-day lobster mini-season, July 29 and 30.

Be sure to watch ScubaNation TV on Fox Sun Sports in April for the BugFest-By-The-Sea show!

GREAT FLORIDA BUG HUNT!

BugFest is again giving away $15,000 in prizes and dive gear, including $1,000 in cash to the two, three or four person buddy-team that catches the biggest 12 lobsters (by weight) the first day of mini-season during the Great Florida Bug Hunt, BugFest's lobster-hunting competition.

You can catch your lobsters anywhere in Broward, Miami-Dade or Palm Beach counties. Bugs can be caught off a boat or off the beach. Doesn't matter. As long as they are legal, they can be entered in the contest. All divers participating in the contest must pay the $20 registration fee.

Divers will receive a raffle ticket for every lobster caught. So even if you don't catch the biggest lobster, you could still go home with a new regulator, BC, mask, wet suit or another great prize!

Unlike Monroe County, Florida allows divers outside the Keys to catch 12 lobsters per day per diver. You can also dive for lobsters at night. And unlike the Keys, not only are hotel rates much cheaper, driving home isn't a hassle and neither is grabbing dinner at a nearby local restaurant.

GREAT HOTEL DEALS!

Hotels in Lauderdale-By-The-Sea, Florida's Beach Diving Capital, is offering scuba divers some great hotel rates that are 10 percent lower than the already lower summer rates. Let's face it: catching lobsters isn't exactly cheap, but why spend all that extra moolah if you don't have to.

One of the benefits of staying in Lauderdale-By-The-Sea, by the way, is that you can walk to one of our many great restaurants or pubs once you get back to your hotel room. We're a small community, but we've got all the nice amenities associated with staying in a much larger city.


25Jul
BugFest Mini-Season Kickoff Party 7pm - 9pm Beach Pavilion/Ocean Plaza (Commercial Boulevard at the beach) Come join ScubaNation TV hosts Bi..
25Jul
Catching the Bug Seminar with Jim "Chiefy" Mathie 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm Jarvis Hall, 4505 N. Ocean Drive, Lauderdale-By-The-Sea. Get all the tips for finding, ..
25Jul
John Chatterton Wreck Diving Workshop 9:00 am - 12:00 pm 9AM-12 PM - Class in Jarvis Hall, 4505 N. Ocean Drive, Lauderdale-By-The-Sea. 12:30PM ..
26Jul
Free Gold Coast Scuba Beach Diving Clinic 8am - 10:30am Datura Avenue Beach Portal, Lauderdale-By-The-Sea Beach diving is the most economical, most..
28Jul
Great Florida Bug Hunt Sign-Up 6-8PM, El Prado Park, 4500 El Mar Drive..
29Jul
Great Florida Bug Hunt 12:01 Contest ends Thursday, July 30th, 6PM Lobsters can be caught anywhere off Broward, MIami-Dade or Pal..
29Jul
Great Florida Bug Hunt Weigh-In 5PM-7PM, El Prado Park..
29Jul
Midnight Beach Dive Contest 12:01AM, 3AM Weigh-In Deadline, El Prado Park..
30Jul
BugFest Lobster Chef Competition 6-8PM Beach Pavilion/Ocean Plaza Five lobster chef teams will compete in the BugFest Master Lobster Chef Compe..
30Jul
Great Florida Bug Hunt Contest Winners Announced 8:30PM, Beach Pavilion/Ocean Plaza..
30Jul
Great Florida Bug Hunt Final Weigh-In 3PM-5PM, El Prado Park..
31Jul
Lobster Cookout with Lenore-Nolan Ryan 6-8PM El Prado Park, 4500 El Mar Drive You're invited to attend an oceanfront Lobster Cookout in Lauderdale-By..
31Jul
SS Copenhagen Dive & Snorkel Trip 8:30am - 12pm South Florida Diving Headquarters, 2621 North Riverside Drive, Pompano Beach This is chance..
01Aug
Anglin's Pier Clean-up with Gold Coast Scuba 8am - 9:30am Anglin's Pier, 2 Commercial Blvd., Lauderdale-By-The-Sea This is rare chance to dive underne..
01Aug
NSU-LBTS Staghorn Restoration Presentation 6pm-6:45pm El Prado Park, 4500 El Mar Drive, Lauderdale-By-The-Sea Nova Southeastern University will give..
01Aug
Scuba Cowboy Concert 1-3pm El Prado Park, 4500 El Mar Drive, Lauderdale-By-The-Sea BugFest attendees are in for a treat this y..
01Aug
ScubaRadio Live Broadcast 3-5pm El Prado Park, 4500 El Mar Drive, Lauderdale-By-The-Sea ScubaRadio host Greg Holt will broadcast ..
01Aug
Stoked On Salt Beach Clean-Up 9AM-11AM, El Prado Park..
01Aug
Stoked On Salt Family Fun Day 9:00am - 5pm El Prado Park, 4500 El Mar Drive, Lauderdale-By-The-Sea The final day of BugFest 2015 is ..
01Aug
'Thank You' Barbecue 11:30am - 2pm El Prado Park, 4500 El Mar Drive, Lauderdale-By-The-Sea All BugFest participants and the An..