Bag Up To 12 Bugs Per Day at BugFest!

BugFest-By-The-Sea is right around the reef!

Sponsored by Tropical Seas, BugFest is from Tuesday, July 27, 2021, to Thursday, July 29, 2021.

In addition to great Tropical Seas sun care products, participating scuba divers can win $10,000 in cash, dive gear, hotel stays, other prizes and trips.

Unlike the Florida Keys, scuba divers during Florida Lobster Mini-Season can also bag up to 12 BUGS PER DAY! You can also dive for lobsters at night, which is prohibited in the Keys.

You can find the latest lobster mini-season regulations at Florida Fish and Wildlife.

Unlike the Keys, there’s lots to do in Lauderdale-By-The-Sea besides hunt lobster. We have great beachfront hotels, low summer rates, super restaurants and small, quaint shops, all just a very short walk from your hotel.

Online registration for the Great Florida Bug Hunt opens June 1, 2021.

This year’s entry fee is $30.

All registered divers receive a BugFest Goody Bag and BugFest T-shirt.

BugFest 2021 includes:

Tuesday, July 27

  • Free Zoom Bug Hunting Seminar with Jim “Chiefy” Mathie – Noon – 1PM.
  • Free Lobster Mini-Season Kickoff Party at Plunge Beach Resort. Meet the Scuba Cowboy and ScubaRadio host Greg Holt! One free beer to the first 75 people who turn out!

Wednesday, July 28

  • Free Outdoor Diveheart Benefit Concert on the beach at Plunge Beach Resort (7PM-9PM).

Thursday, July 29

  • BugFest Mini-Season Diver Awards Party 7PM-9PM in our Beach Pavilion/Ocean Plaza.

If you have questions about BugFest, call Steve at (954) 640-4209 or e-mail him at steved@lbts-fl.gov.

Bugfest 2021 Weigh-In Stations