What is Bugfest By The Sea?

Official Bugfest Schedule

The Town of Lauderdale-By-The-Sea, the Shore Dive Capital of South Florida, is pleased to present the first annual BugFest-By-The-Sea, a fun series of events for divers during lobster mini-season. By The Sea Realty is proud to be a BugFest sponsor and will be providing support for the Bugfest Underwater Photo Contest. Participation in the photo contest is free and all participants will receive a free t-shirt. For more information about the contest read our contest rules, visit our Flickr Bugfest Group or contact Rich Barnhart at By The Sea Realty for more information.

Bag Limit is 12 spiny lobsters per day! (its only 6 in the Keys)

Bugfest By The SeaOther Bugfest activities include:

  • Great Florida Bug Hunt Contest!
  • Underwater Photo Contest!
  • Expert lobster hunting class!
  • Dive Safety Skill Refresher & Beach Diving Clinic!
  • Outdoor beachfront lobster bake! Music!
  • Master Lobster Chef Competition!
  • Unlimited beach diving!
  • Wreck diving!
  • Fish ID Seminar!
  • Underwater pier clean-up!

Visit the Bugfest By The Sea web site for more information

For more information about spiny lobster mini season regulations visit the Florida Fish and Wildlife web site here:


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