Great Florida Bug Hunt Contest Categories 2021

To participate in the Great Florida Bug Hunt, you must register beforehand. Registration starts June 15. The deadline is 5PM Tuesday, July 27. The cost is $30. All divers receive a BugFest Goody Bag! Divers receive a raffle ticket for each lobster they catch and weigh in during the contest. This year’s raffle prizes include dive gear, dive boat trips, hotel stays and other prizes.
You can register online with a credit card via PayPal at

You can also register at Gold Coast Scuba in Lauderdale-By-The-Sea, or at South Florida Diving Headquarters (SFDH) at the Sands Marina in Pompano. By registering
online, you agree to all the terms in the Town’s BugFest Liability Waiver.

Call Lobster-In-Chief Steve d’Oliveira with questions at 954-640-4209. E-mail him at

— Categories —

– Cash Prizes –

Boat Diving

Biggest Bug Caught Anywhere Off A Boat On Wednesday (private or commercial)
First Place: $500 / Second Place: $250 Third Place: $150

Beach Diving

Biggest Bug Caught Anywhere Off The Beach On Wednesday
First Place: $500 / Second Place: $250 Third Place: $150

Town Resident

Biggest Bug Caught By A Lauderdale-By-The-Sea Resident

Prettiest Lobster

Prettiest Lobster Caught Anywhere By A Female Scuba Diver ($100)
In case of an expected tie, the tiebreaker will be the lobster’s weight.

– Dive Gear Prizes –

El Prado Park Midnight Beach Dive

Biggest Bug Caught On Midnight Beach Dive off LBTS
First Place: Sherwood Magnum Regulator ($350)

Anglin’s Pier Underwater Clean-Up

Peregrine Dive Computer ($450)

Weigh-In Stations & Times

El Prado Park, 4500 El Mar Drive, Lauderdale-By-The-Sea
Wednesday (1PM-5PM)

Sands Harbor Marina, 125 N Riverside Drive, Pompano Beach
Wednesday (10AM-5PM)