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Every dive shop has the "insiders." These people know their way around, have gotten the experience, and are connected. They know the best local dive sites, and the right dive operations. They know the places to stay and the prime times to go diving. They have gained the knowledge and made the contacts. The Florida Dive Connection team would like to help our members dive like an "insider." We've done the work and sought out the best dive connections in Florida and arranged special "insider" pricing and offers for our members. We've put that together with an array of resources for members to cover all aspects of diving in Florida. Use our calendar to discover exciting diving related events, find a buddy on our Buddy Connection page, share your photos, or stay informed on our news page. Florida Dive Connection is here to keep you connected and to make diving in Florida more fun and affordable. Join today and in most cases you will save the cost of your membership on your first dive trip.

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REEF Releases New App for Invasive Lionfish Sightings for iPhone & Android

THE OUTDOOR WIRE December 2, 2016- Divers and lionfish hunters can now view and report lionfish sightings and removals in real-time throughout the invaded region. Reef Environmental Education Foundation (REEF) is pleased to announce the official release of “REEF Lionfish Sightings,” a map-based app that will allow users to view and report lionfish sightings and […]

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Florida Crowns Lionfish King

THE OUTDOOR WIRE November 18, 2016-  Shortly after announcing the removal of more than 100,000 lionfish from Florida waters, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), at the Nov. 17 meeting in St. Petersburg, presented a custom-made, mounted metal lionfish trophy to the FWC’s first-ever Lionfish King, David Garrett. “Thanks to David and the […]

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John Chatterton Wreck Diving Workshop in Lauderdale-By-The-Sea, Florida

“Perfection? Impossible, but striving for perfection keeps us going.” – John Chatterton at the Advanced Wreck Diving Theory and Tactics Workshop – Bugfest-By-The-Sea 2016 Each year the Town of Lauderdale-By-The-Sea hosts Bugfest-By-The-Sea, which is a celebration of the Florida Lobster Sportsman’s Season.  The two-day “Mini-Season” always falls on the last consecutive Wednesday and Thursday of […]

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Non-Native Blotched Foxface Fish Found in Florida Waters

Fish Marks 36th Non-Native Marine Fish Species Found in State U.S. Geological Survey October 12, 2016- A tropical fish that calls the West Pacific Ocean home has been documented outside of its native range for the first time, making it Florida’s newest non-native marine fish species. A citizen scientist spotted a popular aquarium fish, the blotched […]

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Lionfish Challenge Comes to a Close; 16,609 Total Removed

Volusia County resident David Garrett takes home Lionfish King award for removing 3,324 lionfish. The Outdoor Wire October 5, 2016- The invasive lionfish took a major hit this summer: a total of 16,609 lionfish were removed during the 4.5 month Lionfish Challenge, which came to a close Sept. 30. “The success of this program really shows […]

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Initiative to Restore One Million Corals Launches in the Caribbean and Florida Keys

On Sept. 12, 2016, Mote Marine Laboratory signed a one-year agreement with The Nature Conservancy toward a proposed 15-year initiative to restore corals at unprecedented scales in the Florida Keys and Caribbean. Newswise — MIAMI, Florida – Mote Marine Laboratory and The Nature Conservancy are partnering on a coral conservation initiative that will enable coral […]

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Robo-Fish, Mimicking Nature Research at FAU

PROFESSOR WINS U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY RESEARCH GRANT Newswise — By observing how fish swim and use their fins to move seamlessly within the ocean depths, a researcher at Florida Atlantic University is mimicking this movement to increase maneuverability and enhance the motion of underwater vehicles and robotic systems. To advance this research area, […]

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Lady Luck Artificial Reef Pompano Beach Florida

The Lady Luck Sinking by Alan Lupsha – Images by Joe Marino The Lady Luck (formerly known as the Newtown Creek), is a 324 foot (98 m) decommissioned City of New York sludge tanker. It was sunk on July 23rd, 2016 about 1.5 miles east of the Pompano Beach pier, and became an artificial reef, a haven […]