Health and Safety Tips for a Safe, Enjoyable Florida Keys Lobster Sport Season

As the Florida Keys' lobster sport season approaches, it's important for divers to brush up on their safety skills and equipment. Both the two-day lobster sport season in July and the traditional lobster harvesting season that begins in early August can be a lot of fun - but only if everyone is being safe.

Here are some tips to make sure you have a great (and safe) time during lobster season:

1. Know the rules and regulations. There are different limits in place for the Keys compared to other parts of Florida, so it's important to be aware of the regulations before you start hunting. You can find all the information you need at

2. Get in shape and test your equipment. Diving can be strenuous, even in shallow water, so it's important to make sure you're physically prepared for the season. Additionally, closely check your dive gear - including your mask, fins, regulator, and buoyancy compensator - to make sure everything is in good working condition.

3. Review your safety skills. Even if you're an experienced diver, it's always a good idea to review your safety skills before heading out. And, if you're not an experienced diver, make sure you learn the basics before you start lobster hunting.

4. Use common sense. Accidents can happen even when you're being careful, but following these tips will help you avoid potential dangers. And, if you're ever in doubt, it's always better to err on the side of caution.

By following these tips, you can have a fun and safe lobster season in the Florida Keys.