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Commercial Dive Endorsement Transfer

Transfer Period:  The transfer period is opens May 1 and continues until the end of the following February.

Who is eligible? For a Standard transfer there are no special eligibility requirements.  In the event of death or disability of the tag holder, the endorsement and the tags may be transferred to an immediate family member within 12 months of the date of death or disability.

  • Immediate family is defined as mother, father, sister, brother, spouse, son, daughter, step-father, step-mother, step-son, step-daughter, half-sister, half-brother, son-in-law or daughter-in-law of the endorsement holder.

Transfer Fees: None

Surcharge Fees: None

Seller Requirements:  The seller must have a current Saltwater Products License (SPL) and Restricted Species (RS) and Spiny Lobster endorsements with the Commercial Dive authorization (C-D) valid for the fiscal year of the transfer, and have paid all outstanding license fees and surcharges or any other charges owed to the FWC.  There must be no holds on the seller’s account, must surrender SPL card with the Commercial Dive endorsement to the FWC at the time of transfer.

Buyer Requirements: The buyer must have SPL, RS, and Spiny Lobster endorsement (C) paid for through the fiscal year of the transfer, and have paid all outstanding fees owed to FWC.  Buyer may not hold C tag certificates.  Must have no account holds.  Buyer will be responsible for purchasing the Spiny Lobster and Dive authorization at the time of transfer.

  • The Commercial Dive endorsement can only be applied to a Vessel SPL.
  • Buyer may submit applications for the SPL, RS, and C endorsements with the transfer application.

Required Documents:  A transfer application (postmarked within 72 hours of being notarized) and check or money order for fees are required.  Proof of relationship (birth certificates and/or marriage licenses), copy of death certificate or proof of disability required for any immediate family transfers or due to death or disability.

What Transfers: The dive authorization.

A complete copy of the applicable rules can be found in Chapter 379, Florida Statutes and Chapters 68B and 68E, Florida Administrative Code.

Transfer Forms:

Commercial Dive Transfer Form