As July gives way to August, Florida opens its doors to divers in search of one of the ocean’s true delicacies: Caribbean spiny lobster. With a range throughout Florida’s waters, spiny lobster have made a habit of calling Jupiter’s deeper reefs home. For many, that means lobster is on the menu come season, August 6 to March 31, with the two-day bonanza mini season falling July 29-30 this year. No boat? No problem—Jupiter Dive Center has you covered. Offering three lobster- specific dive charters a day for mini season (one three-tank and two two-tank dives), the center’s two 40-foot boats put divers on the rocky beds that bugs love to inhabit. The two-day mini season allows lobster lovers to grab some before the commercial outfits begin pulling traps, while double-bagging limits to 12 lobsters per diver a day for Palm Beach County. Jupiter Dive also runs lobster-specific charters throughout the season for those who can’t make mini season. Divers must have a saltwater fishing license and a lobster stamp. $90/two-tank dive (per person), $132/three- tank dive
Lobster Mini Season Kicks Off
Lobster mini season begins today. Don’t miss the 48-hour opportunity to catch these delicious crustaceans.