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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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KISS Spirit Sidewinder Rebreather – The Rest of the Story

When technical diving legend Tom Mount of IANTD says good things about a new rebreather it gets your attention. Moreover, when sidemount guru Edd Sorenson endorses the unit and has assisted in the design it means that the creative technical team of Mike Young at KISS Rebreathers must be on to something good. After hearing […]

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South Florida Coral Reefs to Get a Helping Hand – Anchorage Changed to Help Avoid Mishaps

Newswise — FORT LAUDERDALE/DAVIE, Fla. 16 August 2017– There’s no denying it – our coral reefs are in danger. Given that healthy coral reefs are a must to maintain healthy oceans, it’s vital that we do whatever we can to ensure they not only survive, but thrive. To that end, researchers at Nova Southeastern University’s (NSU) […]


Scuba Divers with Disabilities to Take Part in BugFest to Benefit Diveheart

Several scuba divers with physical disabilities, including a number of veterans, will don scuba gear on Wednesday, July 26 to take part in Florida’s 6th annual BugFest-By-The-Sea. The lobster mini-season dive festival is sponsored by Lauderdale-By-The-Sea, Fla., a small seaside town north of Fort Lauderdale. A fundraiser concert at the event on July 29 will […]

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New Discount! Santa Fe River Treehouse Vacation Rental!

Visitors to North Florida can save money on a beautiful private home vacation rental ideal for divers and outdoor lovers! Insider Members click here for your discount!


Bugfest-By-The-Sea 2017 to Benefit Diveheart

The Town of Lauderdale-By-The-Sea, Fla., once described by ScubaNation TV as a “cozy little drinking town with a diving problem,” is once again sponsoring BugFest-By-The-Sea, a week-long series of fun events for divers centered around Florida’s annual lobster mini-season. The biggest lobster mini-season event in Florida, BugFest is July 25-30 and includes a concert on […]


New IANTD International Standardized Certification Cards

The International Association of Nitrox and Technical Divers- IANTD is a recognized leader in SCUBA diving training and provides courses throughout the world, from entry level classes to the most advanced technical diving training. An IANTD certification card is validation that an individual diver has successfully completed the requirements of the curriculum and has met […]

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New Report Finds Shark-Related Diving Generated Over $221 Million for Florida in 2016

Oceana Says National Shark Fin Trade Ban Needed to Help Protect Sharks Oceana- Washington DC March 21, 2017- Today, Oceana released a new report finding that shark-related dives in Florida generated more than $221 million in revenue and fueled over 3,700 jobs in 2016. The independent report, commissioned by Oceana, highlights the stark contrast between the […]


Feeding Wild Dolphins Can Hurt Them, New Study Says

Newswise February 14, 2017 — Wild dolphins are more likely to be injured if humans feed them — even through unintentional means like discarding bait — reports a new study based in Sarasota Bay, Florida, and published recently in the peer-reviewed journal Royal Society Open Science. The researchers investigated why bottlenose dolphins begin seeking human-provided […]

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