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 or host 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.

We do not provide regularly scheduled tours of any dive location in the area.  We can schedule a Dive Master or dive guide to accompany you on your dive.  Please let us know when you are available, and which dive site you would like to visit.  For summer requests, please give at least a week's notice.
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. Our Dive Masters can also help you navigate most of the dive sites in the area if you are uncomfortable diving in a new location or navigating on your own.

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

We have a few trips and events 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.



A Message about Covid-19:


Due to Covid-19, plans change rapidly, sometimes without notice, for us and our customers. Please be patient with us if we close suddenly, move, cancel, or change, an event.

We are planning events, but will cancel due to local restrictions, a possible exposure issue, or if we feel the risk is too great to gather safely.  If you are interested in an event, please save the dates.  Facebook is the quickest way to stay up to date with any events.

If something cancels or changes, we will let you know ASAP.   If you have paid a deposit, or are making payments for a trip, class, or event, unless contacted, please assume there is no change in your payment schedule.  If you need to make a change, or are unable to attend a paid event due to Covid-19, please contact us directly.  If there is a change to your paid or registered event, you will be contacted.

Please DO NOT attend a class or event if you have been exposed to a person with Covid-19 in the last 14 days or have any symptoms.  We try to social distance, but due to the nature of SCUBA, we cannot guarantee social distance standards will be met. 

We are doing our best to stay safe, and we ask that you be responsible and do the same as well.

Currently, we have these trips and events planned:

  • Dive Cozumel, May 24 - 31st, 2021  
  • Spring Level 1 Freediving Class - May 15th and 16th, 2021  
  • Nitrox Certification Class:  April 14th, 2021
  • Nitrox Certification Class:  June 16th, 2021
  • Annual July 3rd Night Dive and July 4th Crawfish Boil! July 3rd and 4th!
  • Nitrox Certification Class:  July 14th, 2021
  • Summer Dive Trip - Cobalt Coast Resort, Grand Cayman Island, August  2021 
  • Nitrox Certification Class:  August 11th, 2021
  • Fall Level 1 Freediving Class - September 18th and 19th, 2021 
  • Nitrox Certification Class:  October 13th, 2021
  • Nitrox Certification Class:  November 17th, 2021
  • Blackbeard's Bahamas' Exum Cay Liveaboard - May 2022
  • The Arenui - A Luxury Liveaboard, Indonesia, June 16 - 24, 2023 
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    Annual events and trips being planned:
  • Summer Mermaid Classes! Dates to be released as soon as we can resume classes.
  • Annual Underwater Pumpkin Carving Contest - October 2021
  • Annual Lake Travis Clean Up!  Austin, Texas - 2021 Date TBA, usually in early September
  • Valhalla Dive Silo, Abilene, TX - February, 2021! 
  • Mermaid Parade - Float riders and walkers needed!  Tentatively Rescheduled for May 2021!


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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 Friday, July 3rd, we will do a night dive to catch the crawfish (and maybe some treasures from the tubers). 

    The dive is free.

    If you need gear it is free on a 1st come, 1st served / reserved basis, ONLY if you pick it up at the shop before the dive on Friday, and return it to the shop immediately after the dive that night.

     

    We will not be bringing any extra gear with us, nor will we be accepting gear to return at the event.

    If you need to make other arrangements, please contact the shop.

     

    We will have the sign up form and form to reserve gear soon!

    The boil starts on Sunday, 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). 

    Night Dive July 3rd:  Meet at the shop about 7pm.  We will be meeting, gearing up, and heading to the Comal about 730pm.

    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.  We can see part of the Fireworks from the front of the shop!  If we are still there, we will watch them from there.


    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

     


    This trip was almost sold out, and with the changing dates, we expect more slots to become available.  If you are interested, it is never too early to go ahead and sign up or start a payment plan.

    Covid restrictions are fluid, we will update with details as we get them.  Currently, Grand Cayman requires proof of full vaccine 2 weeks before arrival.

    Join us on our annual Summer Dive Trip!

    We will be heading to the wonderful Cobalt Coast Resort on Grand Cayman Island!

     

    We will be there August 2021, 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.

       

     


    tminionNot 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! 

    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!

    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.

    pumpkins 2017
    Previous results!

    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, if you wish.

    ·  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.

    ·  You must be a certified diver.  You must have had a dive in the last 6 months.  (Please contact the Dive Shop San Marcos for any questions related to ability.)

    ·  If you do not have a dive buddy, but wish to dive before or after the contest, please let us know so we can find you one.   

    ·  Air fills are available onsite for $10 before 6pm.  If you want to do an extra night dive, bring an extra tank.

    ·  Other than porta-potties, 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. 
     
    Sign ups will be online soon.

    You may camp if you like afterward. 

    Underwater Pumpkin


    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.

       


    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 2022. 

    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.

    *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 - last diver in the water no later than noon.

    If you are not an advanced diver or above, but would still like to go, please contact us!  Based on your ability, we maybe able to pair you with an instructor or DM so you can dive.

    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 cost will not change.

    Water temps are usually in the low 50's, so please be prepared for cooler dive 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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    Dive Shop San Marcos
    1911 Old Ranch Road 12
    San Marcos TX 78666

    Monday - Saturday

    10am - 6pm

    Please check our Facebook Page for Covid-19 Hours as they vary due to changing restrictions.  You can also message us anytime there.  Or  feel free to call us.

     

    Contact Us Phone: 512-396-3483
    Fax: 512-396-3589

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