• The Great Florida BugHunt!!! First Dive!!! Biggest Bug Wins a Regulator!!!

    The GREAT Florida Bug Hunt Begins:

    Register at GCS or at the Kick-Off party, or at El Prado Park before the dive ($30.00), or online at:
    https://www.discoverlbts.com/bugfest/

    Weigh your lobsters in by 2 am in El Prado Park.
    The biggest bug caught from the beach in Lauderdale-By-The-Sea between Midnight and 2 am 7/28 will win a Regulator to be awarded at the Wednesday evening prize ceremony!!! (unless other arrangements are made)

    Dive safely, have fun and good luck!

    A Sherwood Magnum Regulator will be awarded during the awards ceremony to the registered diver that catches the biggest bug on this beach dive in Lauderdale-By-The-Sea, between midnight and 2am 7/28!!!

    It is Free to RSVP Now, but you must Register for the Great Florida BugHunt contest to win!!!

  • Opening Day!!! Lobster Mini-Season Dives!!!

    South Florida Diving Headquarters

    $88.00

    Price: $88.00

    Nitrox and air rental tanks are available at GCS.

    48 hour cancellation policy.

    We are doing a 2 tank dive with South Florida Diving Headquarters!

    Both dives will be on reefs up to 60' deep for Open Water.

    Advanced divers can venture to the backside of the reef and go deeper.

    You must give us 48hrs. notice to cancel, otherwise you are responsible for the boat fee. Please pick up your boarding pass from Gold Coast Scuba prior to the dive.

    Be safe, have fun and get those bugs !!!

  • Weigh Lobsters!!!

    Sands Harbor Resort & Marina

    BugFest, the Town of Lauderdale By The Sea’s annual mini-season lobster event, needs two volunteers to staff the BugFest weigh-in table on the dock outdoors at the Sands Marina in Pompano on Wednesday. You will have shade under a 10x10 tent. The time is from 9:30AM to 5:30PM. You will weigh lobster, give divers paperwork to fill out, hand them raffle tickets, keep a tab on the biggest bugs caught, and then bring the paperwork and tickets to El Prado Park in Lauderdale By The Sea . The pay is $100 per volunteer. We will cut you a check in two weeks.

    Contact Steve d’Oliveira at Town Hall if you are interested.
    His number is[masked].
    His e-mail is [masked]

  • Morning Beach Dive - Lauderdale-By-The-Sea !!!

    Gold Coast Scuba

    http://magicseaweed.com/Fort-Lauderdale-Surf-Report/837/

    https://vimeo.com/48039489

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U_n-KtRknFg&t=614s

    Lauderdale by the Sea has an amazing reef.

    The best part about it is that it is about 100 yards from shore so there is no big surface swim.

    This dive is all in 12 to 20 feet of water so it is great for beginners

    or people who need a bit of confidence building.

    You can also swim out further to the drop-off if you'd like, 25' deep.

    The flag rental is on the house if you need one.

    The store opens at 10 am on weekdays. 8am on weekends.
    259 Commercial Blvd

    🐢 Dive safely, enjoy life and have fun !

    Please me know, if this time is okay, or if you would like me to change it, or schedule another one. [masked] (Steve)

  • Master Lobster Chef Competition and Mini-Season Bughunt Awards Party!!!

    Beach Pavilion@ Lauderdale-By-The-Sea

    Free BugFest Lobster Chef Competition
    (Wednesday, July 28, 2021, 5:45 p.m. – 6:25 p.m.)
    in our Beach Pavilion/Ocean Plaza on
    Commercial Boulevard at the beach!

    Free BugFest Mini-Season Diver Awards Party
    The Great Florida Bughunt Contest
    (Wednesday, July 28, 2021, 7 p.m. – 8 p.m.)
    in our Beach Pavilion/Ocean Plaza.

    Catching lobsters is fun, but so is winning dive gear and other prizes.
    At BugFest (July 27-28, 2021) in Lauderdale-By-The-Sea, divers will win:

    Sherwood Magnum Regulator
    Shearwater Peregrine Dive Computer
    Cash!

    It costs just $30.00 to register online. Divers receive a raffle ticket for every bug they catch. All the details are available on the BugFest website. Sponsored by the Town of Lauderdale-By-The-Sea and Reef Safe sun care products, BugFest is now in its Ninth year. BugFest also believes in giving back to the dive community, which is why we are sponsoring a benefit concert for Diveheart, a non-profit that teaches people with disabilities how to scuba dive.

    Register for the Great Florida Bughunt Contest here now!
    https://www.discoverlbts.com/bugfest/

  • Evening Shallow Wreck (70' Deep) and Reef Dives!

    South Florida Diving Headquarters

    $88.00

    Join us on a shallow wreck 70' deep and the second or third reef!
    (2 dives)

    Optional Wrecks include the Ancient Mariner, Sea Emperor, United Caribbean, Okinawa or others, depending on where the Captain wants to go!

    Advanced or Night diving experience recommended.

    A Divemaster guide is available with notice [masked].

    Get some lobsters if you want!

    $88.00

    http://goldcoastscuba.net/rentals/

    These dives are scheduled every evening, however, please call to check with us, to make sure, that they have enough divers to run! (At least 4)

    [masked]

    When I schedule these, my name (Steve) is automatically on the event, until I edit my name off, so please check with me, to see if I'm really going or not. Thanks

  • Final Day!!! Lobster Mini-Season Sunrise Dives!!!

    South Florida Diving Headquarters

    $88.00

    Price: $88.00

    Check in at the boat at 5:15 am and leave the dock at 6:00 am returning to the dock by 10:00 am.

    Nitrox and air rental tanks are available at GCS.

    48 hour cancellation policy.

    We are doing a 2 tank dive with South Florida Diving Headquarters!

    Both dives will be on reefs up to 60' deep for Open Water.

    Advanced divers can venture to the backside of the reef and go deeper.

    You must give us 48hrs. notice to cancel, otherwise you are responsible for the boat fee. Please pick up your boarding pass from Gold Coast Scuba prior to the dive.

    Be safe, have fun and get those bugs !!!

  • Evening Shallow Wreck (70' Deep) and Reef Dives!

    South Florida Diving Headquarters

    $88.00

    Join us on a shallow wreck 70' deep and the second or third reef!
    (2 dives)

    Optional Wrecks include the Ancient Mariner, Sea Emperor, United Caribbean, Okinawa or others, depending on where the Captain wants to go!

    Advanced or Night diving experience recommended.

    A Divemaster guide is available with notice [masked].

    Get some lobsters if you want!

    $88.00

    http://goldcoastscuba.net/rentals/

    These dives are scheduled every evening, however, please call to check with us, to make sure, that they have enough divers to run! (At least 4)

    [masked]

    When I schedule these, my name (Steve) is automatically on the event, until I edit my name off, so please check with me, to see if I'm really going or not. Thanks

  • 7/30 Dive or Snorkel the Copenhagen Wreck and the Nursery!

    South Florida Diving Headquarters

    $88.00

    We all know these are exciting dives! I've done this dive a couple hundred times and I still enjoy it. You never know what you will see here. I once saw a school of Cobia (12 of them) while I was in the middle of teaching a beginner Open Water class.

    Check out the last 1/4 of the ScubaNation Video:
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFojRDzofvKpkhVrFwiZI3g

    A great trip to get back into it, if you haven't dove in awhile.

    $[masked] hour cancellation policy

    Have fun!

    http://goldcoastscuba.net/rentals/

  • 7/30 The Sea Emperor and a Reef !!! (AQUA ZOO)

    South Florida Diving Headquarters

    $88.00

    https://youtu.be/NugbpGyl8zk

    We are doing a 2 tank dive with South Florida Diving Headquarters! (About 3 miles North of GCS) Professional Dive Boat Operator with at least 1 divemaster on board.
    The first dive will be the wreck of the Sea Emperor and sits in 70' of water (the top of the barge is about 60' deep) and is referred to as the "AQUAZOO" because of the abundance of marine life typically seen there including stingrays, moray eels, Goliath grouper, Nurse sharks, etc...
    If not much current is present you could possibly swim to the United Caribbean wreck following an easy trail of boulders that are also home to a lot of critters.
    One day there wasn't much to see on the Sea Emperor (very unusual), so I followed the boulders Southeast towards the United Caribbean and came across 3 dive buddies swimming together - a big southern stingray with a cobia swimming above it and the largest turtle I ever saw.

    The second dive will be a Reef.

    All of our boat trips, guarantee you a dive buddy!

    On these wrecks I've seen: schools of blue Parrot fish, Cobia, Tarpon, a Huge Cubera Snapper, Goliath Grouper, Moray Eel, Hogfish, Glassy Sweepers, Batfish, etc..

    $88.00 online...

    Rental gear available at the dive shop.
    http://goldcoastscuba.net/rentals/

    Check out our Nitrox course for just $180.00 (online and practical all included)(3 hours) for more bottom time:
    Continuing Education Enriched Air
    https://shop.padi.com/catalog?lang=en&irra=21705&affiliate_id=21705

    Dive safely, enjoy life and have fun!!!