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Where is the best place to live and dive in Texas?

Discussion in 'Texas' started by shorediver66, Nov 7, 2010.

  1. shorediver66

    shorediver66 Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Oakland Park Florida
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    I am an active diver who may be moving to Texas soon and I have a question.
    As a diver if you had your choice of anyplace you could live in Texas and be near good diving where would it be?
     
  2. Aquatrax

    Aquatrax Solo Diver

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: Delray Beach, Florida
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    is Palau in Texas?

    Actually around the Austin area, Lake Travis, Stillhouse, Spring Lake and the rivers
     
  3. iztok

    iztok PADI Pro

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Charlotte, NC
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    Houston, TX. IAH is hub for CO that flies to Bonaire :wink:
     
  4. arokdad

    arokdad Registered

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Alabama
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    Austin for green water. Houston for blue water. Your pick.
     
  5. Aquatrax

    Aquatrax Solo Diver

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: Delray Beach, Florida
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    There's blue water in Houston? I guess a tanker must have dumped a load of those little blue urinal bisquits in the bay
     
  6. diversteve

    diversteve always tired Rest in Peace ScubaBoard Supporter

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  7. Surface Interval

    Surface Interval Dive Equipment Manufacturer

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    LOL!!

    Well, we are a few hours drive from Corpus (6 I think from the area we are in), close to IAH as stated above and even though we haven't used it, I think you can get to Mexico relatively cheaply.

    We have a few small "mudholes" to practice your semi-cold weather low vis diving in...

    Plenty of dive shops.

    We have Houston Hobby Airport and Southwest just started flights to Panama City, FL so you could do some diving out there and take a short 2.5hr drive out to Pensacola to visit the Oriskany (or drive the 8 or so hours).

    Mammoth Lake is close. It's a manmade lake with sort of an underwater playground. One of the better manmade lakes in the area.

    There is also "The Blue Lagoon." The sponsor events like a pumpkin hunt. They have clear water and they are about 2.5 - 3 hours from where we are Southish of H-Town.

    Something else to consider would be what side of Houston he wants to live on and how far he wants to drive to get anywhere.
     
  8. shorediver66

    shorediver66 Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Oakland Park Florida
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    lol funny guy
     
  9. shorediver66

    shorediver66 Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Oakland Park Florida
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    Well I must admit coming from Florida Blue water sound good. How is the job situation in the Corpus and/or South Padre area. I read someplace you can shore dive the Jetties out of Port A. I love to shore dive here in S.E.Florida.
    I am also considering the San Marcos and New Braunfels area. I know about the Aquarina Springs is there good a dive in the New Braunfels area?
     
  10. ianr33

    ianr33 Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Wah Wah Land
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    I would suggest anyone moving to Texas live in either Dallas or Houston. Austin sucks.
     

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