Frequently asked questions.


Safety Meeting
Where and when is the safety meeting?

The safety meeting and final registration will be held at "Original Oyster House" Mobile Causeway on Thursday, April 20th, beginning at 7:00 p.m.


Weigh Station
Where will the weigh scales be located?

Gulf Coast Dive Shop
Mobile, Alabama
(During normal business hours)

Down Under Dive Shop
Gulf Shores, Alabama
(During normal business hours)

Tacky Jack's Marina
Orange Beach, Alabama
May 6, 2017
4:00 - 6:00 p.m.


Awards Ceremony - May 6, 2017 - 7:00 p.m.

The awards will be held at the Tacky Jack Marina in Orange Beach beginning at 7:00 p.m.
Tacky Jacks will offer complete dining services.



How does the prize money get distributed?

Please Read the following important information

The formula below is based on a minimum of 50 divers.
Less than 50 will cause the formula to be adjusted to cover the fixed
cost associated with the successful operation of the tournament.
For example:  t-shirts, trophies, scale's, and other necessary expenses.

Prize Disbursement Formula Example:

50 Divers enter at $70.00 each (ASA Member) = $3500.00
$40.00 per entry goes to prize pool.
$10.00 per entry goes to Master Spearfisherman prize.

The remaining $20.00 of the entry fee to be
used for tournament operations.

The breakdown:

50 entries X $40.00 = $2000.00
divided by 5 (Fish Categories) less the operation
funds leaves $400.00 per fish category.

1st place would receive $200.00
2nd place would receive $125.00
3rd place would receive $75.00

Notice: Remember cash disbursements will vary depending
on whether there are more or less divers participating.



Do I need a license to spearfish?

Yes, a "State of Alabama Spear Fishing License" is required and may be obtained by sending a money order or cashiers check to:  Department of Conservation and Natural Resources

Buy Your Spearfishing License Online

or by mail:
Game and Fish Division

64 N Union
Montgomery, Alabama 36130

Permits are priced as follows:  Resident $6.00  Non Resident $8.50
Include the following information with your payment
Name, Address, Date of birth, Height, Weight, Color of eyes, Color of hair

State drivers license number  (I'd advise sending a copy of your drivers license to avoid errors)
NOTICE:  Licenses may be purchased in person at the Marine Resources office located on Dauphin Island, Alabama (251)861-2882 or in Gulf Shores, Alabama (251)968-7576.

Recreational Size and Bag Limits for Alabama State Waters
"new"Alabama Creel Limits

Hotels and Accommodations

Gulf Shores, Alabama
  click here

Dauphin Island, Alabama
Click here

Charter Boats
Where can I find a boat to charter?

Try a local dive shop or marina for charter availability.


South Alabama Dive Shops

 Down Under Dive Shop
1129 Gulf Shores Pkwy.
Gulf Shores, AL
(251)968-3483

 Underwater Works Dive Shop
Hwy. 98
Fairhope, AL
(251)928-5550

Gulf Coast Divers
1284 Hutson Dr.
Mobile, AL
(251)342-2970

Southern Skin Diver Supply
4515 5th Ave. South
Birmingham, AL
(205) 595-3052

Gary's Gulf Divers Charters


High Pressure Dive Shop
24377 Hwy 59
Robertsdale, AL 36567
(251)721-9111


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