Going out to the offshore oil rigs is just a short drive from home, we meet at Bluff Landing Marina and take a boat out for an all day trip about 35 miles into the Gulf.
Distance from Shop: 10 miles
Decades ago graphite was mined here and the resulting quarry lake is approximately half a mile long in a quite secluded spot on the ranch. This lake is one of the clearest in Texas and the water sometimes "sparkles" when illuminated with dive lights due to the residual graphite.
Distance from Shop: 250 miles
Diving in the jetties offers a chance to dive without needing to drive very far to get it. It is a favorite dive spot for local divers.
Distance from Shop: 28 miles
Valhalla offers a unique dive experience where you are able to explore the inside of a missile silo. It is not open to the general public, a Dive Leader must be leading the group, but reservations are easily made.
Distance from Shop: 475 miles
A great boat and wreck dive, she is sunk 17 miles off the coast of South Padre. The Clipper is almost like an underwater museum that it is impossible to appreciate in just one dive.
Distance form Shop: 179 miles
A former archaeological dig site, now a Texas historical landmark, Mammoth Lake was made to be "the" inland diving attraction on the Texas Gulf Coast. Great for classes or exploring for fun with platforms, boats, planes and other objects to find.
Distance from Shop: 185 miles
In 1980, Bob and Richard Barstow founded Windy Point Park, which is a part of Lake Travis, west of Austin. Divers will find boat wrecks and metal sculptures of a diver, turtle, shark and other objects. For the deep divers, it is easy to explore below 100 ft around underwater trees.
Distance from Shop: 235 miles
There are two lagoons and each have different items sunk to explore and divers are given priority. A great shallow place to complete training and brush up on skills as there are several platforms in the lake.
Distance from Shop: 298 miles
Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary is a 56-square-mile sanctuary about 110 miles off the coast of Texas. They are among the healthiest coral reef system in the world and you have the chance to see anything from whale sharks and mantas to coral spawning.
Distance from Shop: 187 miles
Known as the world's largest spring-fed swimming pool, it stays nice and warm year round and is crystal clear even at 25 ft. The pool is fed by San Solomon Springs, pumping 22-28 million gallons of water through daily. Great place to go for swimming and diving!
Distance from Shop: 510 miles
One of the deepest and most scenic lakes in Texas, the average depth is about 43 ft, but depths of over 80 ft can be reached. There are 7 different public parks on the lake that all have great recreational opportunities such as camping, fishing, swimming, scuba diving and much more.
Distance from Shop: 193 miles