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Mini Lobster Season
July 25, 2018 @ 6:00 am - July 26, 2018 @ 11:00 am$125
Every July, Floridians participate in a two-day event, Mini Season that kicks off Lobster Season!
July 26th and 27th (or the last consecutive Wednesday and Thursday in July), marks the beginning of the 2018/2019 lobster season which officially starts on Monday, August 6th through March 31st.
The trip: includes boat fee and includes two Nitrox tanks per day. Price is per day and includes tax.
You MUST be Nitrox certified for this Mini Lobster Season trip. Pair this trip with a Nitrox course for $100!
Lobstering is popular in the Keys but the crowds can be thick. We’re headed to Boynton Beach, Florida to catch the Florida Spiny Lobsters. During Mini Season, lobsterers are allowed to harvest 12 per day, contrary to the Keys where you are only allowed 6 per person.
Mini Season started in the 1970s to reduce the conflict between commercial and recreational lobster fishermen. Commercial lobster fishermen can start their harvest on August 1st.
For lobstering, you will be required to have some gear with you in order to harvest those tasty treats.
Lobster Gauge: Every diver must carry with them (while they are diving) a lobster gauge to measure the carapace, or the upper exoskeleton section of the lobster. The carapace must be larger than 3 inches and if the lobster is holding eggs underneath, you cannot harvest it.
Dive Flag: All divers are required to have a dive flag. However, our boat will have a dive flag on board. So, it is included in the trip fee!
Lobster Net, Snare and Tickle Sticks: Nets are often used to catch lobsters in open ocean. Snares are best for the reef. Tickle sticks are thin fiberglass rods that you can use to lead the lobster out of their holes.
Mesh Bags and Gloves: Bags are used to bag your bugs and the gloves are for handling the lobsters.
For more information on lobstering gear and this trip, please contact us at email@example.com or at 813-832-6669.