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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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Try Tech Dive Gear Demo Day Events are Coming!

Whether you are a curious newbie or a seasoned technical diver, Try Tech Gear Demo Days will have something for you! Florida Dive Connection has teamed up with several well-known dive equipment manufacturers to bring a series of Tech Dive Gear Demo Day Events to locations around the Southeast United States. Beginning in February of […]

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SWES Technology – Emerging Technology posed for rapid success and product expansion!

An amazing dive light that doesn’t require batteries! Story by- Lureen Ferretti After spending several days at DEMA 2017 in Orlando Florida, I was amazed at all of the new camera, video and underwater photography/videography products – great new gadgets – faster, smaller, additional functional.  But the most amazing product I saw at the show […]


Green Sea Turtle Nests Hit Record on Florida Beaches

The Outdoor Wire November 29, 2017- The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) announced a record year for the number of green sea turtle nests in Florida. FWC staff documented approximately 39,000 green sea turtle nests, based on 27 Florida index beaches used to assess nesting trends. Nearly 30 years ago, only 464 green sea […]


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 […]

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