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:
  • Annual 4th of July Crawfish Boil and Night Dive, San Marcos, Texas - July 3rd and 4th
  • Exclusive Bali!  Amed, Bali, Indonesia,  August 4 - 11, 2019
  • Dive in Bonaire!  August 10 - 17, 2019
  • Annual Lake Travis Clean Up!  Austin, TX, September 15, 2019
  • Mermaid Festival, San Marcos, Texas - September 7 - 21, 2019
  • Underwater Pumpkin Carving Contest, Windy Point Scuba Park, Austin, Texas - October 19, 2019
  • Valhalla Dive Silo, Abilene, TX - 10 Year Celebration!! February 2020! 
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    Annual events and trips being planned:
  • BlueLagoon, Huntsville, Texas
  • Mermaid Classes


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    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!

    On July 3rd, 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.  Or use our sign up form below. 

    The boil starts on July 4th 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). 

    Even though July 3rd and 4th is in the middle of the week, we WILL be having the night dive on Wednesday, July 3rd, and the boil on Thursday July 4th!

    Details online here and on Facebook.

    Night Dive July 3rd:  Meet at the shop about 7pm.  We will be meetings, gearing up, and heading to the Comal about 730pm.  If you want to RSVP or if you need to reserve gear, please let us know here: www.july3nightdive.divesanmarcostx.com/

    Boil on July 4th:  Starts at the shop about 11am.  Please bring a side dish, BYOB, and anything you may need to enjoy the pool.  This is a come and go event, and we will be there all day. 

    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

     

     


    Come join us on an exclusive trip to Bali!

    We have reserved the ENTIRE estate at Villa Candi Matahari in Amed, on the north side of the Bali island.  There, after spending the days diving in warm waters with plenty of sea life and exploring the island, we will get to relax by the pool while enjoying the stunning panoramic views the private cliff side estate has to offer. 


    During the week we will also enjoy:
  • 7 nights at the exclusive resort
  • Daily breakfast
  • Fully staffed resort, including local driver and tour guide
  • Round trip transportation to/from airport
  • 1 free massage per room
  • 1 Traditional Balinese Dinner with Dancers served poolside



  • Additional activities planned*:
  • 5 days of 2 tank dives, including at least 1 Night Dive, and diving the USS Liberty wreck
  • Visiting a local Monkey Sanctuary
  • Visiting and participating in a local temple ceremony.



  • This trip has very limited space, but is only $625 per person.  Non divers welcome.

    *Dives, excursions, meals not listed, and airfare are optional and not included.  (Contact The Dive Shop for diving prices, all other tour prices will be available soon.  Prepare to spend about $30 a day on additional meals outside of the resort.)

    For more information, or to reserve your spot, please contact us today!  You can also get more information and follow this trip on Facebook!

    BONUS:  Since Bali is a long flight (be prepared to leave 2 days early), some of the group is leaving early for a short stop over in Sydney, Australia!  If you are interested in joining the side adventure, please let us know!

     

     

     


    Dive the Best Reef in the Caribbean!

    Come get your salt water fix in the diver's paradise of Bonaire! Bonaire offers an abundance of sea life and dive sites just off the shore!

    This is group trip open to anyone - but space is limited so act fast!

    What's included:
  • 7 nights accommodation including taxes and fees
  • Daily breakfast
  • Welcome drink and Manager Rum Punch Party
  • Round trip transportation to/from airport
  • 6 days of Unlimited Shore Diving
  • Free Nitrox upgrades!


  • This trip is great deal at only $890!

    For more information, or to reserve your spot, please contact us today!!
    *Flights, meals not listed, and other excursions not included. Contact the Dive Shop for details.

    For updates and details, please follow the event's Facebook Page.


               

     

     

     




    Come say Good-Bye to Summer and help clean the lake!

    The clean up will be in various locations around the lake from 9am - 11am.
    After, the volunteer party will be from 1130am - 1pm. 

    The annual Lake Travis Cleanup is a community-wide event that rids Lake Travis of tons of debris and waste. The Lake Travis Cleanup is the BIGGEST scuba diving and shoreline cleanup in Texas. 2019 is the 25th Anniversary of the cleanup, so it's guaranteed to be a special event!


    This is always a lot of fun and a great way to help the environment!  Divers and lake lovers from all over come to help and enjoy one last great day on (and in) the water before the Fall weather.

    Plus, all volunteers will get a free shirt, food, and invited to the party where you will have fun and have a chance to win great door prizes!

    This event is hosted by the Colorado River Alliance and Travis County - but we do participate in it every year as a registered Dive Group.    If you want to be a diver at this event, you must be a certified diver and register with a Dive Group.

    So if you would like to join us, you can register with us here:
    www.laketraviscleanup.divesanmarcostx.com

    Non-diver volunteers are welcome and can also register with us.

    If you are not a certified diver, or would like to volunteer in other ways, please see their website for details.  General volunteer registration will open in August, and other details will come throughout the summer season.

    They will update volunteer and other information on the event's Facebook page,  and the Lake Travis Cleanup website.  We will also keep you updated on our Facebook page.  We will also post general information here as it becomes available. 

    You can also find the Colorado River Alliance online here, or on Facebook here.
    As well as Travis County online, or on Facebook here.


     


    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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    Get ready for our annual campout for Halloween at Windy Point Scuba Park!

    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!

    pumpkins 2017

     2017 results!

    You must be in the park by 5pm!
     The gates will close to the public around that time.
    Contest dive will start around 630pm.  There is a $5 entry fee for the contest in addition to the park entry.

    Additionally:
  • Please bring cash.
  • It is $15 per person to enter Windy Point Scuba Park for the day. 
  • It is an additional $10 to camp overnight.
  • Non-divers welcome.
  • Bring your own pumpkins and dive knife.
  • Costumes must be worn underwater to be eligible for prizes.
  • Bring your own gear.  If you need rental gear for the weekend, please contact us.
  • Air fills are available onsite for $10 before 6pm.  If you want to do an extra night dive, bring an extra tank.
  • Other than bathrooms, there are no services at this park, you must bring your own food / water / tent / necessities.

    For other rules and restrictions, directions, or questions about the park, please see Windy Point Scuba Park's Website, or contact them directly. 

    You can follow this event here or on it's Facebook page!
     
    Underwater Pumpkin



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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 in the middle of February 2020.  (We are waiting on dates to be confirmed.)

    2020 marks the 10th year the Dive Shop has visited Valhalla and we are planning a HUGE celebration!  So come dive in one of the most unique places and come party with us after!

    This dive is open to ALL divers - not just Texas State Students.  We ask that you be certified advanced (or above) diver.  If you are not, please contact us.  Additionally, we welcome non-divers if you would like to join in the festivities.

    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 will be determined when dates are confirmed.

    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, air fills are not always available 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, there is an additional fee 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, 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.

    If you are not an advanced diver or above, but would still like to go, please contact us! 

    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. 

    Party details are still being planned, but we will be providing some snacks and possibly organizing a group cook out for dinner on Saturday night.

    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 cost 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. While Texas weather varies, it is usually cold and WINDY at the site.
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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.

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

    Blue Lagoon



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