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LAKE, RIVER, AND GULF DIVING

FROM HOUSTON/GALVESTON TEXAS

In the Texas, we are fortunate to have some good places to practice diving.
Many are located close to Houston!

288 Lake - Houston, Texas  - Conveniently located near Beltway 8 and Cullen. This was formerly known as Tiki Lake or The Reef  
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Aquarena Springs - San Marcos, Texas - now established as a Texas State University-San Marcos scientific diving area. They have a glass bottom boat and kayak tours and divers can volunteer to participate in various activities after completing their Diving for Science Authorization Course.

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Athens Scuba Park - Athens, Texas - Athens Scuba Park opened in 1987. They have 30+ wrecks to discover including planes, a house boat and a DART bus. There is a dive shop with air fills available; 2500 psi max / tank not older than 20 years.

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The Blue Lagoon - Huntsville, Texas - has a air fill station, picnic areas, 2 lakes and other amenities. 

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Canyon Lake - New Braunfels, Texas  - 8,240-acre Canyon Lake is one of the deepest and most scenic lakes in Texas.  
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Clear Springs Scuba Park - Terrell, Texas  - a 22-acre spring-fed lake that has some of the most beautiful and natural habitat ever seen in a fresh water Texas lake.
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The Comal River - New Braunfels, Texas - The first week of October, divers from all over Texas meet there for TrashFest. It is a mass dive event to clean up the 4-mile Comal River.

http://www.tgccdiving.org/

The Guadalupe River - New Braunfels, Texas - It is cool and clear and is a refreshing place to dive in the summer. Also tubing and canoeing are big attractions. 
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The Flower Gardens Marine Sanctuary - located offshore from Freeport, Texas. It is a unique geological structure covered with corals and sealife. Charter boats are available.

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Mansfield Dam Park - Austin, Texas - Diving is almost as easy as stepping right from your car door into the lake. Dive stairs, a wheelchair-accessible ramp, and a courtesy dive lift to ease the trek from hillside to lakeside.

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Mammoth Lake - Lake Jackson, Texas - The 55-acre dive lake has a maximum depth of 65 feet, making it suitable for a deep-dive certification site. 
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  http://mammothlakewaterpark.com/

Rig and Wreck Diving off Galveston, Texas - Oil rigs and or wrecks are essentially artificial reefs that literally attract thousands of various types of marine life. The typical visibility is 60 to 80 foot. Large schools of plate sized spade fish, colorful angelfish, dolphins, rays, barracuda, amberjacks, groupers and occasionally whale sharks may be seen. Rig diving is considered to be the safest type of Gulf diving due to depth control. You can dive at 20 ft. or to 120 ft.
http://www.ultradive.com/

Rockin 'OK' RV Park and Scuba Lake - Rosharon, Texas - Formerly known as Lost Lake to SCUBA divers - the lake has been taken over by new management in 2008 who are very interested in making this a SCUBA destination. With a sandy bottom and clear water, this is a nice place to dive. Depth is around 35' which is still beneath the thermocline. Has dive platform and sunken objects to explore.  
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Twin Lakes - Manvel, Texas - just south of Houston near Hwy 288 and Hwy 6. It has a air fill station, picnic area and other amenities.  
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Windy Point Park - Austin, Texas - Windy Point Park offers camping, scuba tank fill station, camping, large shade trees on a natural grass lawn, which overlooks the wide open waterfront on Lake Travis.

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