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Scuba Diving

South Florida is one of the most popular places in the world to scuba dive. Unlike the Florida Keys, where the reefs are only accessible by boat, our coral reefs can be reached using a pair of fins and a mask. Did you know that Broward County recognized Lauderdale by the Sea as the Shore Dive Capital of South Florida? YES! The Town’s great beach diving was recently featured on ScubaNation TV, a Fox Sun Sports program.

Our town is also home to BugFest-By-The-Sea, a week-long dive festival centered around Florida’s annual two-day lobster mini-season. BugFest includes photo and wreck-diving workshops, a lobster cook out, lobster chef competition, reef clean-up and the Great Florida Bug Hunt, where divers can win $10,000 in cash and prizes. If you come visit during the end of July, beginning of August, this is a MUST SEE.

The Town also has a unique artificial reef project powered by two solar-buoys, which help accelerate the rate of coral growth. Located about 700 feet offshore just south of the Datura Avenue portal, the Biorock structure was deployed in 2011. Check out this video about it!

If you dive or snorkel our reefs, remember to exercise caution by always avoiding diving or swimming near Anglin’s Pier at Commercial Boulevard. You must also display the red-and-white-striped “Diver’s Down” flag. It’s not just good safety advice, it’s the law.

Fishing Charters

Boat Pier Fishing

Dining 

Things to do in Lauderdale by the Sea, Rainy Edition

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img_5654Even though it has been an unusual rainy season here, there are still plenty of things we love to do around town.  One thing we love to do is come out once the rain has stopped and treat ourselves to a little something in the downtown area of Lauderdale by the Sea.

The charm never leaves this place. We promise.  Living here is a treat but if you are vacationing, simply bring a little hand towel so you can dry off a seat for yourself (we won’t tell your innkeepers!) and just sit and enjoy the cool air (ok probably not for northerners but for us an 80 degree breeze is cool).

Even when it rains people walk all around town. Nothing seems to stop us.  And staying at either one of our properties you’re just a few steps away from this small town charm.

Then there’s the Aruba Beach Cafe.  Just outside this popular staple for locals and visitors alike you can find Adirondack chairs and if you’re lucky enough to find one, it’s one of our favorite people watching spots.

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