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Scalloping Fun

Florida Sportsman member: Big Bend Brian Finally found a spot with turtle and manatee grass and enough scallops to work. We didn’t tear them up but it was a fun family outing!

Diving How-To

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Cold Water Wetsuit Advice

A bit of advice on buying a wetsuit in Florida. As we get in to our colder seasons here in Florida, wearing a wetsuit while diving is necessary as water temperatures drop about 10 to 15 degrees. There are many different factors that go into buying a wetsuit including the style of suit, the thickness, and color.

Diving Gear

Garret Pita with a black grouper that he shot off Key West in 120 feet of water.

How to Choose a New Speargun

FS member Mackokid asked for advice on which speargun to buy to freedive for cobia and to shoot snapper and grouper. But what is his best choice? KOAH? a Mako? a Riffe? There are lots of spearguns on the market, lots of opinions about them, too, but there’s some good advice on Mackokid’s thread.

Diving Features

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Florida Shipwrecks: Fishing for History

Thousands of of wrecks, thousands of fishing spots and countless fascinating tales.

Diving Videos

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Basics of Lobster Diving

In this FS Seminar, Publisher Blair Wickstrom dives with his long time friend Juan Comendeiro to find lobsters off of Bimini, Bahamas. They give a few basic tips on how to find and successfully catch lobster.

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FS Seminar – Dive Safety

Florida Sportsman Editor David Conway meets up with diver/spearfisherman Rob Murphy and talks about safety techniques that should always be exercised while diving.