Thanks to the Gulf Stream, Fort Lauderdale waters remain warm year-round, so it's total immersion 12 months a year. Ocean temperature ranges from 72 degrees in the winter to 80 degrees in the summer.
In Greater Fort Lauderdale, the BIG challenge is sorting through the never-ending choices. What'll it be today?
The choices don't end there...Take the word "diving," and in front of it, place every prefix for sub-ocean adventure you can think of: sport, tech, reef, wreck, lobster,spearfishing, day, night, beach, boat, shore, drift, anchor, rebreather, underwater photography and video (but not cold-water or ice).
For divers, Greater Fort Lauderdale is a subtropical blue-water destination that's a unique blend of exotic and familiar. It's a dizzying kaleidoscope of peoples, languages, customs, foods and apres-dive fun.
Love to chase them lobster? Lauderdale-By-The-Sea kicks off Florida's annual crazy for the crustacean with BugFest. During Mini Season (July 27-28, 2016), the two-day lobster chase is served with generous sides of diving and snorkeling, parties, cookouts, contests, music and prizes. Lobster madness throttles back to a dull roar when "regular" season opens a week later. (August 6, 2016-March 31, 2017.) Click here for rules and regulations.
The Blue Wild serves up "The Saltiest Event Of The Year In Florida" with the Ocean Adventure Expo (February 2016). Join the let's-get-wet set at the Broward Convention Center for a joyous celebration of "all things ocean": freediving, scuba, spearfishing, lobstering, surfing, stand up paddling, underwater photography and video, travel, marine art, boats, kayaks, beach apparel, and more.