Be aware of scallop regulations or go with a licensed guide

Bring the Proper Gear:

Pack essentials like snorkeling gear (mask, snorkel, and fins), mesh bags, dive flags, a cooler with ice, sunscreen, and plenty of water.

Learn Scalloping Technique: 

Familiarize yourself with the proper way to locate and catch scallops. Look for their telltale fan-shaped shells and gently scoop them up with your hands or a dip net.

Follow safety guidelines:

Always use a dive flag to signal your presence to boaters and stay within 300 feet of the flag.  Be mindful of boats and other watercraft/ Divers in the area.

Preserve the Environment:

Respect the marine life and ecosystem by not touching or disturbing other wildlife, corals, or seagrasses. Leave no trash behind.

Scallop Size Limits

Only harvest scallops that meet the size requirements. The current size limit is usually between 2 and 2.5 inches.

Catch Limits

Stick to the daily bag limit of scallops per person. Bag limit is 2 gallons of whole scallops per person or 1 pint of meat per person.

Bring a Cooler with Ice

Keep your scallops fresh by placing them in a cooler with ice as soon as you catch them.

Cleaning Scallops: 

When you're done scalloping, clean your catch thoroughly and discard the shells in designated areas.

Split Shell & Remove Excess

Scrape Scallop from Shell and Rinse

How to Deep Fry Scallops

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