Lake Travis, Austin

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02/27/2008 Meggo (Avg: 2.01 Review) - My buddy and I dive here all the time… because where else are you going to dive in central Texas? The vis here is very poor. There are some sunken things and beginner depths that make for good practice. The real attraction is the pecan grove at 90-120ft. The trees and low vis are very disorienting, so make sure you have the correct experience, and a few dives in this lake before you head down there. You will need flashlights below 50ft. As an intermediate step there is a nice limestone shelf at around 80ft (head down the chain until you get to the pinto).

06/11/2006 Monte (Avg: 2.69 Review) - There are two dive sites, both known as Windy Point, one being the Bob Wintz park and the other just Windy Point. They are located adjacent to each other. Windy Point has air fills on site, so that is a bonus. Windy Point has several dive platforms for training. Sunken sail boats, a car, motorcycle, etc can be found. During the middle of the week it is pretty nice due to less divers to kick up the bottom and make vis worse. The lake is about 17' low but that makes it easier to get to the trees that can now be located at about 90'.

10/26/2005 JMK (Avg: 2.28 Review) - Murky, and not worth the trip.

07/13/2005 Anonymous (Avg: 3.67 Review) - Recently dove this lake at Windy Point. Loads of fish (big cats, perch, bluegill) could be found at the platforms all the way down to 60 feet. Viz cleared up around 45-50 ft as the temp dropped to the mid 70's from the mid to high 80's. A great place to start diving or just to practice some skills, and cheap to get into on weekdays ($5)!

03/12/2004 Jay from Texas (Avg: 2.47 Review) - If you just like to dive, hill country lakes are fine. However, relative to coral reefs of the Caribbean, lakes really suck. Best ever vis is about 25' (and that is super; 5-10' more average) I enjoy camping for the weekend and playing with my gadgets, but my wife refuses to get in that muddy brown, catfish laden, cold water.

10/10/2003 Anonymous (Avg: 3.34 Review) - Great beginner site. A lot of divers on the weekends. Vis decreases quickly because of so many people. Park is Bob Wentz Park at Windy Point. It has platforms for classes and a whole lot of hungry fish that love hot dogs! I recommmend this site if you need to dive and just can't wait.


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Diver Averages for  Lake Travis, Austin  (1=worst, 5=best)


Average Site Condition

Ease of Shore Entry:  3.67
Bottom Conditions:  2.50
Reef Conditions:  2.33
Animal Life:  3.00
Plant Life:  1.67
Facilities:  3.17
Solitude 3.00
Roads:  3.50
*Site Average:  2.74
   

Average Enjoyment Level

Snorkel:  2.33
Beginner Scuba:  3.83
Intermediate Scuba:  2.83
Advanced Scuba:  2.83
Night diving Scuba:  2.83

Number of reviews for this site: 6

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