Mini lobster season in the Florida Keys begins Wednesday, and there you go, slipping on your flippers and searching for your snorkel like you know what the hell you’re doing. Every year, fools like you head down to the turquoise waters and dive in with nary a care in the world — besides bagging as many tasty crustaceans as possible. And what happens? Disaster, accidents, and, in worst-case scenarios, death. Because it’s better to be safe than sorry, we recommend you check out the second annual Lobster Rodeo & Dive Safety Expo.

The free day o’ safety will take place on Knight's Key, Mile Marker 47 at the Seven Mile Bridge. You’ll learn everything from basic mask clearing to emergency swimming ascents, and by the end of it all, you should be a master at tickling techniques. Yup, the tough-shelled critters love it. Bring your scuba certification card and gear, and when you’re out of the water, you can learn about all the sweet packages neighborhood dive shops are offering. You’ll be pouring drawn butter over your prize catch in no time. Learn more at
Sun., July 27, 2008


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