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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!

Meadows Center for Water and the Environment - 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.

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.

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

Canyon Lake - New Braunfels, Texas  - 8,240-acre Canyon Lake is one of the deepest and most scenic lakes in Texas.  

Scuba Ranch 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.

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. 

Flower Gardens Marine Sanctuary - located offshore from Freeport, Texas. It is a unique geological structure covered with corals and sealife. Charter boats are available.

Lake Longhorn - League City, Texas - They have 10 acres of the lake reserved for scuba diving.  If you want a close and convenient place for scuba diving, paddle boarding, swimming, fishing, or kayaking go check them out! They also offer other outdoor amenities for special events. Check in first at the Main Office (gun range office).

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.

Mammoth Lake - Clute, Texas - Once a sand pit, it now covers about 55 acres, offering an impressive collection of attractions that were placed here in advance.

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.

Rig and Wreck Diving - 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.

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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