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:

 



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Are you still looking for that perfect Christmas gift?!   Or are you looking for some new gear for yourself?

You're in luck!

We are having a TRUNK SALE at our shop on December 7th!

Our favorite and friendly ScubaPro rep is bringing some of his samples and models to sale at HEAVILY DISCOUNTED prices!

How heavily?  Well, we can't tell you that.  We can say to expect 20% or more.  (Shh... we're not even supposed to say that!)

His trunk is full of things that have never been used, and he's selling them As-Is to make room for the new stuff coming next year.  He has various sizes and equipment!  And if he doesn't have what you are looking for, we can help get you into the right stuff!  And, of course, we'll also have some other goodies for you to browse at the shop as well!

We're open from 10am - 6pm, and our ScubaPro rep will be there all day, or till his trunk is empty!

As always, follow this event on Facebook!



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 February 21 - 23, 2020. 

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 2,420 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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    Come join us and dive the Flower Gardens National Marine Sanctuary in the Northern Gulf of Mexico!

    This is a quick weekend trip, and we're close to home - so there's no reason to NOT to join us!

    We will be on the live-aboard vessel, the Fling, where we will have the chance to dive 7 times on Saturday and Sunday.

    The Flower Gardens National Marine Sanctuary is about 100 miles of the coast of Texas and Louisiana and is home to over 200 types of fish, 21 types of beautiful coral, and of course, allows for ample opportunity to see and dive with sharks, rays, and if your lucky, dolphins!

    This is one of the best sites in the Gulf, and it's so close!  You don't want to miss this trip!  You can read more about what to expect from this article in Alert Diver.

    Contact us today to book your spot before they're gone!

    The cost includes:
    ~7 dives on the Fling
    ~All Meals
    ~Air Fills

    You can add Nitrox for $65!

    We are meeting the boat on April 10th in Freeport so we can get an early start on Saturday morning!

    There is no dive gear provided, you must bring all your gear (and emergency kits) with you.  If you need rental gear for this trip, please let us know, we are happy to help you with that!  However, we do not plan on taking any extra gear or repair kits.

    Cost of the trip is $585.
    Deposit is $150 NON-REFUNDABLE. 
    Payment plans available.
    Non-divers are welcome if there is space available.

    As always, follow this event on Facebook!


    Join us on our annual Summer Dive Trip!

    This year we will be heading to the wonderful Cobalt Coast Resort on Grand Cayman Island!

     

    We will be there August 8th - 15th, 2020, and during the week we will enjoy 6 days boat diving, and shore diving. 

     

    This resort known for habitually receiving the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence and is a "– Small, quiet dive resort not too far from the action.

     

    Escape the crowds to small, quiet Cobalt Coast Resort where you’ll have easy access to world-class diving and be close enough to the action and excitement of Seven Mile Beach and George Town to satisfy shoppers and partiers." 

     

    Non-divers are always welcome!  If they choose to not relax by the pool or beach, the resort is not far from town so they can easily spend the day exploring or shopping. 

     

    This package also includes:

    ~7 nights accommodation in a 1 bedroom suite.

    ~Breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily.

    ~A drink package of 21 total drinks during your stay.

    ~Complimentary use of a dive computer.

    ~Complimentary Wi-Fi.

    ~Welcome Rum Punch and Manager's Cocktail Reception.

    ~Airport Ground Transfers.

    ~Resort Fees, Taxes, and Resort Staff Gratuities (Dive gratuities not included.)

     

    Cost is $1895 per diver, or $1645 for non-divers. 

    Deposit is $300 per person, non-refundable.  Payment plans available.

     

    Flights not included.

     

    Space is limited, so book your spot today by calling the Dive Shop at 512-396-3483!

     

    You can also follow this trip on it's Facebook page here.

    You can download the information flier here.

       


    Join us on a once in a lifetime luxury Live-Aboard Dive Trip!

    Spend 10 days and 9 nights cruising and diving the world's number 1 spot for biodiversity, including Komodo, Alor, Maluku, Raja Ampat and beyond! 

     

    Luxuriate in exceptionally spacious cabins, tastefully furnished with exquisite handicrafts from each of the Indonesian provinces.  Relax in the indoor restaurant or enjoy the view from the fabulous skydeck. Rather than the typical dive live-aboard buffets, you will be able to choose from our daily a-la-carte menus.

     

    With 22 crew (including 2 western cruise directors and 3 local dive guides) serving a maximum of 16 guests, they aim to make the cruise a truly relaxing and first-class experience!

     

    Starting in Labuanbajo, the 10 day / 9 night cruise includes:

  • Diving in the Komodo - Flores Channel, Padar Island, Rinca Island, Manta Alley, Pink Beach, Gili Lawa Laut, Sangeang Island, Satonda, and Mayo Island (25 - 28 dives total, depending on weather.  Some night dives.)
  • Nitrox, weights (and belt), and tanks
  • One 30 minute massage per person
  • Visiting Komodo National Park
  • Various day trips and activities on the islands per the itinerary
  • All meals
  • All transfers
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    We have chartered the whole vessel for the week!  Contact us today to book as space is limited! 

     

    Price is $5800 per person.

    Does not include air fare.  Deposit is $800.  NON-REFUNDABLE.  Payment plans available.  Non-divers welcome.

    Cabins are double occupancy; king beds and double bed cabins available.  4% fee on credit card transactions.

     

    Download this trip's flyer here.

    Download and see the entire itinerary here.*

     

    Follow along and find this event on Facebook!

     

    *Itinerary subject to change based on weather and regional circumstances.

       


    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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