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DAN Divers Enjoy Florida Lobster Sport Season Safely

Florida’s Spiny Lobster Sport Season (“mini season”) is only two weeks away. The annual two-day event, which will take place on July 24 and 25 2019, is eagerly anticipated by divers each year and draws participants from throughout the Southeast and beyond. While it’s a fun, challenging and tasty experience for most, more than 20 divers have lost their lives during mini season in the last decade.

Through analysis of these tragic deaths, researchers at Divers Alert Network® (DAN®) have identified the most relevant contributing factors and most important safety practices for divers participating in the annual event. These tips probably won’t surprise you, but sometimes the most basic precautions are the most likely to save a life. If you’re planning to hunt for lobsters this mini season, keep the following in mind:

“The best thing you can do to avoid incidents during mini season is to remember the fundamentals of safe diving,” said Bill Ziefle, DAN president and CEO. “The 2018 mini season was a great success in that no divers lost their lives, and it would be fantastic to see that repeated in 2019. Of course, DAN is here to help any divers who need us.”

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Source: Divers Alert Network Encourages Divers to Enjoy Florida Lobster Mini Season Safely

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