Lobster mini season kicks off at midnight Wednesday.
As night fell Tuesday, experienced divers who descended on the boat ramps at Crandon Park Marina said they witness the dangers on the water every mini season.
"We almost hit somebody almost every year. It's ridiculous," said Alex Uriarte.
Uriarte, who was preparing to go out on the water with his family, reiterated law enforcement's message of safety.
He said having the right lights, displaying dive flags properly, and keeping a distance from others in the water is crucial.
"Every year there are more people out there -- and it gets louder and crazier and more people get hurt. But it's a good time -- we love it. We'll never stop," Uriarte said.
Lobster mini season starts at midnight Wednesday and runs through Thursday. Boaters are limited to 12 lobsters per person, per day. If you are in protected waters or diving in Monroe County you can only catch six lobsters per person, per day.
Earlier Tuesday, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission teamed up with Miami-Dade Fire Rescue and the Coast Guard to remind boaters of the dangerous associated with diving for lobsters.
The carapace has to be 3 inches or larger and must be measured in the water.
Boaters are prohibited from catching pregnant females.
Click here for the spiny lobster sport season rules.