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Old 07-16-2007, 12:00 PM   #1
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Ok so where in and around Texas can you dive without spending a ton of money or driving for 8 hours. I'm in the Dallas area. I already know about the two scuba parks, but what other places are good to go and what are the pros and cons.
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Old 07-25-2007, 01:39 PM   #2
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edited: didn't see your comment about the scuba parks.

Possum Kingdom State Park isn't too bad - about a 2 1/2 hour drive from Dallas from what I can remember.
Tyler State Park is alright...serious thermocline at about 12 foot or so though.
Lake Murray (Ardmore, OK) - I've camped there, but haven't been diving
Lake Travis (Austin) - quite a drive, very popular, but I haven't been there

Blue Lagoon (Huntsville) - quite a drive, decent vis, but not much to see or do

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Old 07-25-2007, 01:54 PM   #3
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Try Lake Murray in Oklahoma and Broken Bow Lake also in Oklahoma.....I can do both as day trips from Arlington,,,,Murray being the closer.
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Old 09-07-2007, 03:18 PM   #4
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have to say Murray is your closest bet..... My buddy lives in Denton, and it takes him about an hour and a half to get to murray... It's a good half-way point for both of us. good diving too if you get there early. Lot of students of the weekend can silt it up pretty good. I've got to where i go during the week, when there is NO ONE diving!
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Where do you go at Murray?
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Where do you go at Murray?

Down towards Marietta landing by the dam...... There are a couple of platforms and sunken boats, motorcyles, etc.... Also by the draw down tower there is another platform. These are accessible by shore entry... If you have a boat, you're good to go all over the lake. My favorite boat dive is off of Tucker Tower... Some really cool rock formations to see....
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Where is the closest place to get air fills at Murray? I have never dove there, was always told you needed a boat to dive there. I think I will try it out now that I know there are some decent shore dives.
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Where is the closest place to get air fills at Murray? I have never dove there, was always told you needed a boat to dive there. I think I will try it out now that I know there are some decent shore dives.
The guy that had the compressor at a store called "Mom and Pops" is no longer there. Rumor has it he defected to texas.... Last time I was down there, I got to talking to some fellas that said a dive shop opened up at the marina and could fill tanks. I usually fill 3-4 tanks in the city and take them down. Next time I'm down that way, I will swing by the marina to check the shop out. Drop a PM next time you're headed that way, and maybe we can hook up!
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