Come Dive With Us!

 

Since we are close to major dive spots in the state, we dive frequently around the area.

Most dives are instruction related, but some are open to the public.  We also participate in many local dive / clean up events and other water related events in the area.  Some events can be found on our Facebook Page, but please feel free to contact us for those dates, costs, and locations.

 

You can also connect with active divers in the area through a couple of our Facebook Groups: Dive Shop San Marcos and  Scuba Divers of San Marcos.

 

We post our events to those groups as well as our Facebook Page, but other organizations do as well, so there is ample opportunities to dive or just meet up and make new friends. 

Schedule a Dive:

If you are visiting the area and would like to dive Lake Travis, Canyon Lake, Spring Lake, or one of the local rivers, we can provide you with pricing information, dive information (water clarity, depth, and temperature), and some things you will need to know before you get in the water.  We can also help you with a dive plan to maximize your dive time.

For restricted or closed facilities, like Spring Lake, we can help you gain access, explain the restrictions, or make reservations for you.
Don't have a Dive Buddy?  Do you want a Dive Guide?

You should never dive alone.  So if you need a dive buddy, we can see if there are any of the local groups or divers hosting an open dive during your visit, or we can schedule one of our Dive Masters / Instructors to dive with you.

Cost depends on time and location.  Please contact us for details.

We have a few trips during the year scheduled that you should come on!  Our trips are tailor made to maximize time, costs, and dives! 

While diving is the focus of the trips, we also try to explore the area around our dive sites, and, of course, have fun!  Plus, group trips are a great way to make new friends and great memories. 

These trips are open to the public - you do not have to be a student of Texas State University or the Dive Shop to attend.

Currently, we have these trips and events planned:

  • New Years Eve Night Dive - January 31, 2018, New Braunfels, TX
  • Valhalla Dive Silo - February 15 - 17, 2019, Abilene, TX
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    Our annual campout for Halloween at Windy Point Scuba Park has been canceled due to flooding.

    If you were scheduled to certify this weekend and have not been contacted, please contact us ASAP.

    We do plan on having this event for 2019 - so make a note in your calendars now!

    Not only does this weekend usually serve as a certification weekend for some students, but after the tests, we have some fun!   But feel free to come earlier and hang out and enjoy the park or dive before the contest.

    We will have our annual Underwater Pumpkin Carving and Costume Contest starting at Sunset.  So grab your dive buddy, your dive knife, a costume, and the best pumpkin you can find! 

    After, we will enjoy ghost stories around the fire (or tailgate).  And, if you'd like, you can stay and camp with us all night and dive again with us in the morning!

    Prizes given for Best Pumpkin and Best Underwater Costume!

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     2017 results!

    Be sure to check back later in the year for entry costs and location details. 

    We'll see you in 2019 - and HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!

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    Come celebrate the New Year with us!

    On December 31st we will meet at the Dive Shop at 11pm and head to New Braunfels.

    We will start our dive just before midnight and ring in the New Year underwater in the Comal River!

    After, we can celebrate on shore or at the Dive Shop.

    Contact us for details or to reserve your spot.  You can also follow updates here on the event's Facebook Page.

    Cost is free to dive, but if you need gear we have rentals available. 

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    This is a unique dive and an awesome log book entry!  You'll get a night, deep, and altitude dive all in one! 

    The Dive Shop will have the whole facility and grounds to ourselves the weekend of February 15 - 17, 2018.

    Valhalla Dive Silo is a flooded, decommissioned Atlas Nuclear Missile Silo outside of Abilene, TX.   At 24,20 feet above sea level, the 60 foot wide and 127 deep "pool" is not only an altitude dive, but is the largest indoor deep diving facility in the world.  Filled with 2 million gallons of clear ground water, this is truly a unique experience.

    Valhalla Dive Silo


    Cost is $75 per person or $50 for Texas State Students.

    Cost includes:

  • Silo entry and dives for both days (multiple dives each day)
  • BC / Reg and Tank of air (1st come, 1st serve for shop gear, you can take your own gear as well, no air fills on site)
  • Bottled Water
  • Camping (other arrangements available at additional costs)*

    You must contact us to reserve your spot.

    You can follow updates and join the discussion on the event's Facebook page here.

    *Camping on the property is free, but to stay underground, in the silo, it is $50 per night per person.  SPACE IS LIMITED in the silo.  Bedding provided,  but it is suggested you take extra to stay warm.  Additional lodging options available in the area at your own costs.  The silo is about a 30 minute drive from town / nearest services. 

    On Friday the 15th, there will be no diving. We will take the day to gather and set up camp and equipment, and get a tour and learn the history about the facility.

    Saturday morning we will start with a dive briefing and dive in groups throughout the day.

    We will also have dives on Sunday till about mid afternoon.

    Food should be brought (if camping/staying overnight), or you will have the opportunity to drive into town for meals at your own costs and with your own transportation. 

    Transportation is not provided, but there maybe a caravan / car pool from the Dive Shop on Friday depending on group size and participants. 

    The option is available to join on Saturday or Sunday only, or for half days of diving, but costs does not change.

    Water temps are usually in the low 50's, so please be prepared for cooler water temps. Additionally, please bring warm clothes and supplies for the February weather.
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    We are in the process of putting a group together a trip to Blue Lagoon in Hunstville.

    Blue Lagoon is a diver training facility and scuba park just north of Houston with beautiful almost clear blue water.

    We are trying to measure group interest and size, so please let us know if you would like to join.  You can drop us a note on our contact page, or give us a call.

    This trip would most likely be a weekend in the spring of 2019.

    And don't forget to sign up for our email list so you can stay updated!

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    Spring BreakTexas State Spring Break is March 18th - 22nd, and we are planning an awesome road and dive trip!

    As soon as we have all the information we will post updates. So be sure to sign up for our mailing list and follow our Facebook page.

    We will most likely be caravanning, so you can choose to take your own car, with or without other riders, or ride with others in the group.

    Non divers are welcome on this trip. 






    Every 4th of July we Celebrate America with a pool party and boil in our backyard!

    But where do the fresh crawfish come from?  We dive for them ourselves!

    The night before, we will do a night dive to catch the crawfish (and maybe some treasures from the tubers). 

    The dive is free - but if you need gear, please contact the shop for prices and reservations. 

    The boil starts the next day about 11am.  The event is also free, but we ask everyone to bring a side dish, sunscreen, and a towel if you're getting in the pool (and of course BYOB). 

    If the 4th is in the middle of the week, we may move the dive and boil to a weekend, but still have festivities for the 4th.  We will announce details online here and on Facebook closer to the 4th.

    Join us for all events are just one!  Either way it's a great time and a great way to celebrate the 4th!

     

    Dive Shop Crawfish Boil

     

     


    Float Fest is a 2 day music festival here in the San Marcos area!

    The Dive Shop works with the festival and local river organization to provide volunteers for both the festival and clean up events. 

    2019 Dates have not been announced yet, but keep an eye out!

    If you are interested in these opportunities, please let us know.  Because the updates are fluid, we will post updates on our Facebook page.

    If you are interested learning more about Float Fest, please visit them at http://floatfest.net/


    Flaot Fest 2019



    The 4rd Annual Mermaid Festival will be held here in San Marcos on September 7 - 21, 2019.

    The Dive Shop will be in the parade and we need volunteers!!

    The parade will be the morning of September 21st, and we need walkers and riders, and decorators / builders in the days (weeks) ahead of time.

    If you are interested, please contact us ASAP!  You can also find out more or sign up on the event's Facebook page here.

    There is no organized group for these events, but there are divers going to the Run and Float, the Mermaid Ball, the Aqua Faire, and several other events in town.  We welcome everyone, so if you would like to go with our group, please let us know or hop on our Facebook Page to find some people to meet up with.

    Details are still being planned, but we will update here and on our Facebook page with events the Dive Shop is participating.  For a full list of other events around town, please see the Mermaid Society's Website.
     

     

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