Florida Keys Lobster Season
So you are looking to dive for lobster? Book your lobster dive trip now because space is limited and fills up quickly. Lobster season opens August 6th and closes March 31st, with a special 2-day mini-season the last Wednesday and Thursday of July. The bag limit is 6 per person per day.
The price for a 2 location lobster trip is $70 plus tax per person if you bring your own tanks and weights or $89 if you use our air tanks and weights.
A lobster guide is $100 for one person or $75 per person for 2 or more people (max 4 divers).
The main type of lobster found in the Keys is Panulirus argus (Caribbean spiny lobster)
Our captains have years of experience in the Upper Keys so trust them to know where to look.
Lobster Diving Regulation
When diving for lobster, you will need to be required to have a fishing license from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation (www.myfwc.com) or you can participate in our boat permit ($20 per person for a 3 day pass).
The general regulations each individual needs to follow when diving for lobster are:
Each diver must have a gauge made for measuring lobster while harvesting in the water.
All lobster must be measured in the water and released unharmed if undersized.
Lobster carapace must be greater than three (3) inches.
All recreationally harvested lobster must remain in whole condition while at sea.
Tails can only be separated on land. When the tail is separated from the body, it must be greater than 5-1/2 inches.
The Florida Keys Dive Center professional team will help you follow the regulations so you can enjoy your lobster scuba dive trip.
Go to our Reservations page to book your lobster dive trip today or call 1-800-433-8946.
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