New to the tradition or a veteran, here's a deal to get you started.
What: Two nights at the Plantation on Crystal River in a renovated water view or golf villa.
• Guided scalloping tour including mask, snorkel and fins with one of the area's top captains.
• Souvenir bag with mesh scallop bag, scallop recipes, sunscreen and water.
• Chef will prepare your "catch" (scallops or fish) and serve with two sides.
• Breakfast daily.
• Ramp launch, trailer storage and seawall tie for those bringing their own boat.
Where: The Plantation at Crystal River is on Florida's West Coast 80 miles north of Tampa.
How Much: Package starts at $249 per person, double occupancy.
Also on site: Full-service marina, 18-hole golf course,9-hole executive course, Aveda spa, pool, croquet court. Other opportunities include swimming with manatees, pontoon or Jon boats for rent, fishing charters.
Fine Print: Price listed is for mid-week with a guide. Weekends begin at $299 per person. Non-guided rates for third and fourth guests. Subject to availability, taxes and gratuities not included.