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Any places to freedive in Texas?

TheBob

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Does anyone know if there are ANY areas of the coast where depths of 60+ feet are reachable from the shore without a boat?

I've been considering a refresher certification course, and so far the only Texas options I've seen are conducted in lakes.
 

TimHouTX

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Freedive certifications in TX other than lakes? Shore access to 60ft depth in TX? The answer is "no" unfortunately.

The coast is surrounded by a huge shelf of sediment dumped from Mississippi river and port of galveston (i guess) so there is no rocky drop-off like in CA. (see pic from google). The further S you get, the closer you are to the Blue Water. Even as far South as South Padre Island (S tip of TX), you need at least a small boat/panga to get to 60ft depth.

I have dived several of the lakes in Central TX, even took the course you're speaking of. The cold, dark silt-bottom lakes are um... interesting. There's a group of us that dive the shallower lakes (40-50') around Houston every weekend simply as an excuse to get wet. That said, we'll be traveling for future certifications.


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TimHouTX

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Bob, if you're in the Houston area you are welcome to join us some time. Just shoot me a private message to get in touch.
 
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