Scuba Diving in Texas
“Sometimes it is just a bar BQ interrupted by diving… (Eric Keibler)”
There are some really cool diving spots in Texas and then there are some that are beautiful bar BQ spots with water; but no matter, you are still out for a fun day of diving and socializing. The Dive Around Texas challenges divers to get out and explore some of the great diving that Texas has to offer. Texas is blessed with over 30 different incredible dive spots including rivers, quarries, lakes, and the Gulf of Mexico. It is our hope that you will find some new dive locations and that you will get out and dive more.
While the official Dive Around Texas competition is no-longer being run, we still hope you will go out and discover some of the cool places you can dive in Texas.
Texas Diving and Snorkeling Locations
|Blue Lagoon, Huntsville, TX||The site is composed of two lagoons. Three large dive platforms exist in one lagoon and two are in the other. There are a few small boats in the 35′ deep lagoons.|
|San Solomon Springs, Balmorhea, TX||The world’s largest spring-fed swimming pool covers almost 2 acres of this 46 acre state park in the West Texas desert – clear cool pool with 80′ of horizontal viability|
|Athens Scuba Park||8 acre and 35 feet deep with up to 70 feet visibility – dive to a space capsule, triple decker party barge, Lockheed C-140, and more|
|Mammoth Lake Water Park||55 acre lake with depths from 20 to 61 feet with fire trucks and rides from Astro World plus swimming and kayaking *** CURRENTLY CLOSED ***|
|Valhalla||An old missile silo 130′ deep filled with 60 degree crystal clear water is 60 degrees and 60 feet of viability|
|South Padre Island||Dive the Texas Clipper a 473′ long World War II trop transport which is 17 miles offshore into 132 feet below the surface or Seana’s Rig rick in coral, barnacles, and tine sea life|
|The Meadows Center||Clear spring which is home to eight endangered species and as such diving is restricted to research diving only – classes are available for certification for research diving|
|Possom Kingdom||One of the oldest inland scuba diving destinations offers exceptional diving the closer you get to the dam with visibility ranging up to 100 feet & is a popular treasure-hunting site.|
|Flower Gardens Banks National Marine Sanctuary||Dive any of the three banks in the Gulf of Mexico with fully formed coral reefs and spectacular marine life|
|Windy Point Park, Lake Travis||Divers will find boat wrecks and metal sculptures of a scuba diver, a sea turtle, a shark, a manatee and other interesting underwater objects.|
|Amistad National Recreation Area||Considered the most popular dive site is Diablo East Dive Cove, with a dive platform at 40 feet (12 meters), two boat wrecks, and a maximum depth of 100 feet at the outer point of the cove|