Thursday, July 30, 2015

S.O.S. Family Fun Day Dive Festival

Enjoy the final day of BugFest-By-The-Sea and Florida Lobster Mini-Season with a FREE Outdoor Event. The entire family is invited to S.O.S Family Fun Day Dive Festival on Saturday, August 1, 2015 - 9am to 5pm - Lauderdale By the Sea, FL

Register and enjoy a day full of water-related activities for kids of all ages:

9am - 11am Surfrider Foundation Beach Clean-Up

11am - 1:00pm Surf World Surf Shop Underwater Teen Snorkel Treasure hunt with prizes

Noon - Seagrape Surf Shop Skim board Contest with prizes · All ages

1pm - Stoked On Salt After Party with free 'Beach Clean Up Volunteers BBQ' sponsored by MINTO 

2:00pm - Windjammer Kids Tug-o-War: Lobsters vs. Angel Fish

In addition, enjoy live free concert by the Scuba Cowboy and Scuba Radio broadcast with host Greg Holt.

Stroll around the plaza to view cool and unique Nautical Arts & Crafts, taste delicious Shaved Ice & Ice Cream, free face painting & balloon twisting for the kids, free give-aways, rent a Kayak or Paddleboard and get into the water!

S.O.S Family Fun Day Dive Festival 
Saturday, August 1, 2015 - 9am to 5pm
El Prado Park
4500 El Mar Drive, Lauderdale-By-The-Sea, Florida

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

BugFest Master Lobster Chef Competition & The Great Florida Bug Hunt winners

Come out and watch how five lobster chef teams compete in the "BugFest Master Lobster Chef Competition" on Thursday, July 30th 2015 - 6 pm to 8 pm at the Beach Pavilion/Ocean Plaza in Lauderdale by the Sea, FL.

The event is sponsored by Lenore Nolan-Ryan of Lenore Nolan-Ryan's Cooking School & Catering and is being hosted by the two Clownfish of Diving; ScubaNation TV's Billy C and Mitch!

Each team has 60 minutes to prepare the tastiest, succulent, most creative and delicious spiny lobster dish. At the turn of the clock the judges will taste each dish and (---drum roll...) declare the winning team!

This year's judges include:

The event is free and open to the public. Fun for the entire family, music by The Scuba Cowboy, ocean-themed Arts and Crafts vendors, contest awards for divers, raffle prizes, drinks by Aruba Beach Cafe.

At 8:30pm the winners of The Great Florida Bug Hunt will be announced and the fun continues. All BugFest divers are welcome!.

The party is being held at the Beach Pavilion/Ocean Plaza in Lauderdale-By-The-Sea, 1 Commercial Blvd. 

It's going to be fun, fun, fun. Share with all your friends!

Sunday, July 26, 2015

The Great Florida Bug Hunt

The Great Florida Bug Hunt is an annual lobster hunting contest where scuba divers compete for cash and dive gear prizes to catch the biggest and prettiest spiny lobsters or "bugs."

The contest is held as part of Bugfest by the Sea festivities and during Florida's popular two-day lobster mini-season. Divers can catch up to 12 lobsters per day north of the Florida Keys. 

Divers can register online for the Great Florida Bug Hunt by visiting 
The cost of registration is $20. Divers receive a BugFest T-shirt and Reef Safe 'Goody Bag' with stuff worth an estimated $25.

The Final Bug Hunt Sign-Up will be in person on 28-Jul-201 6pm - 7pm at El Prado Park (4500 El Mar Drive) in Lauderdale by the Sea. 

The Bug Hunt begins at 12:01 midnight July 29 and runs through 5:00 PM July 30, 2015. Everybody has a chance to win something. There are fabulous prizes in many categories:

  • Buddy Team: Biggest 12 Bugs Caught By A Buddy Team 
  • Boat Diving: Biggest Bug Caught Off A Boat (private or commercial)
  • Beach Diving: Biggest Bug Caught Off The Beach
  • Bug Babe: Prettiest Lobster Caught Caught By A Woman Diver

For more information, please visit

Let’s get some bugs!

Friday, July 24, 2015

4-BugFest Mini-Season Kickoff Party

BugFest lobster mini-season kickoff party will be held at Ocean Plaza and Beach Pavillion in Lauderdale-By-The-Sea, Saturday, July 25, 2015 from 7pm - 9pm

Let the fun begin!!! 

Every diver who registers that night for the Great Florida Bug Hunt ($20 registration fee) will get a raffle ticket for a fun prize we will be given away!

Where: Beach Pavilion/Ocean Plaza (Commercial Boulevard at the beach) in Lauderdale-By-The-Sea, FL

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Shadow Divers Book Presentation

Bugfest by the Sea starts with a free presentation by John Chatterton about best-selling book Shadow Divers in the Jarvis Hall (4505 N. Ocean Drive, Lauderdale-By-The-Sea ) at 7PM on Friday July 24th, 2015. Open to the public!

Meet John Chatterton​, one of the world’s most accomplished and well known wreck divers. Co-hosts of the History Channel’s Deep Sea Detectives television series and the subject of Shadow Divers a best-selling book  about the true adventure of two men who risked everything to solve one of the last mysteries of World War II.

On Saturday July 25th 2015, Mr. Chatterton will be hosting one day Wreck Diving Workshop 

More information about the workshop and BugFest:

BugFest by the sea

Lauderdale-by-the-Sea is having their annual  BugFest By The Sea celebration!! From  July 24 - Aug. 1, 2015 come and enjoy a whole week of events dedicated to celebrate and conserve our #oceans and #beaches clean; and the start of Florida's annual two-day lobster mini-season.
Best part? It's FREE!!

For more information, please visit:

Monday, July 20, 2015

S.O.S Family Fun Day

Enjoy a free fun day at the beach and help our ocean on the final day of BugFest-By-The-Sea  on Saturday, August 1, 2015 9:00am to 5:00pm Rain or Shine in Lauderdale by the Sea.

Plenty of stuff to see and do for the whole family, including Beach cleanup, Paddleboarding, Snorkel Treasure Hunt, live music and more!

For more information, please contact: 
facebook: SOS Ocean 

S.O.S Family Fun Day
El Prado Park, 4500 El Mar Drive,
Lauderdale-By-The-Sea, FL

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

1st Annual PADI Women's Dive 2015

ATTENTION ALL 'GIRLIE' DIVERS.... Stoked On Salt is calling out to all FEMALE Diving/Snorkeling enthusiasts to meet up on Saturday, July 18, 2015 behind the Lauderdale-By-The-sea Windjammer Resort, 4244 El Mar Drive, Lauderdale-By-The-Sea, Fl 33308, to participate in the "1st Annual PADI Women's Dive 2015."

All girlie divers will receive a free Swag Bag filled with T-shirts, Caps, Bags, Pendents, Sun Block and more donated by Stoked On Salt, Uzzi, Reef Safe Suncare and LBTS Coast Boutique.

  • Registration and Group Photo 9:30am
  • Shore Dive to the Vŏnē Research Biorock Project at 10:00am.
  • Please RSVP to help us ensure everyone receives a free gift. 
****Since this is not a sponsored event - diving is at your own risk.

To sign up, please visit the event Facebook page: