BugFest 10th Anniversary Logo

Up to $10,000 in Cash, Dive Gear & Other Prizes and Awards!

And come and party at Florida’s Biggest Dive Party!

2022 Florida Lobster Mini-Season

The Best Place to Catch Lobsters in Florida is Broward County!

Mini SeasonBugs Per DayNight DivingTanksLess TravelHotels
Broward County12AllowedShore & Boat Diving Direct Flights to FLLOceanfront
Monroe County6ProhibitedOnly Boat Diving

Tenth Annual Great Florida Bug Hunt

Tuesday – Wednesday – Friday – Saturday

July 26 – 30, 2022

Lauderdale-By-The-Sea, FL
Florida’s Shore Dive Capital

Wednesday, June 15, 2022

Registration begins online and at Gold Coast Scuba
Registration cost is $30

Tuesday, July 26, 2022

To participate in the Great Florida Bug Hunt, you must register by 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 26, 2022

Bug Hunting Seminar 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Mini-season Kickoff Party at Plunge 6:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Music by Scuba Cowboy, hosted by Scuba Radio & Gold Coast Scuba

Bugfest group

Wednesday, July 27, 2022

Great Florida Bug Hunting Contest Starts at 12:01 a.m.

Weigh in Closes 5 p.m.

Lobster Chef Competition 5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Great Florida Bug Hunt Contest Awards & Raffle @ Pavilion 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Weigh in Starts at 12:20 a.m. and ends at 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 27, 2022

Food at Bugfest

Friday, July 29, 2022

Dance in the sand and donate to the cause!

“Scuba 4 Good” Benefit Concert at Plunge Beach Resort 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.

With the Town’s support for adaptive scuba programs since 2017, the event will raise funds for “Scuba for Good”, a non-profit that teaches people with disabilities how to dive.

The non-profit partners with Gold Coast Scuba in coordinating boat dives for adaptive divers.

Live entertainment at Bugfest

Saturday, July 30, 2022

Underwater Pier Cleanup at Anglin’s Pier 8 a.m. – 10 a.m.

For more information and (required) reservations, contact Gold Coast Scuba

Don’t want to participate in the contest? All divers are welcome to come and dive and join the parties!

Pier cleanup

Fun @ BugFest

BugFest Event Locations

Bugfest 2022 Event Locations