Twin Lakes Scuba Park

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Snorkeling and Scuba Diving at Twin Lakes Scuba Park

Though it's better known as a training spot for scuba divers, Twin Lakes is the perfect place to cool off without having to fight the traffic, and the crowds, in Galveston. Just 20 minutes south of downtown off the farm roads of 288, this aquifer-fed pool is clear enough for the aforementioned training and features five sunken fishing boats, a school bus and an Airstream trailer. Above ground there are floating docks, picnic tables, overnight campsites and a snack bar. Bass, catfish, turtle and perch live in the water, and if you're not there to dive admission is only $5. Just note that no alcohol or glass containers are allowed on the property. 31 acre lake, bass, catfish, turtles; 50ft deep, 20 ft viz; campsites, picnic tables, air fills; About 20 minutes from Houston, go south on hiway 288 to hiway 6, go east for 1.8 miles to the park.
Eric 'Biz' Adsit
Eric 'Biz' Adsit
May 10, 2007, 12:00 AM
This is a great place to bring students. They have platforms 20" below that they can stand on. There is a price on getting in, but this site isn't bad for a freshwater dive in Texas. There is a large sunken boat and an RV Trailer that you can explore. I recommend diving it during the week because of all the people that stir up the silt during the weekend. Like I said, it is a great place for bringing students. Bottom temp is pretty cold, so I recommend at least wearing a shortie. It was a great site, and I do recommend it this site to others.
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John from Houston
John from Houston
Jul 12, 2006, 12:00 AM
I did my check out dives here; ok location to learn the basics. Not much life and poor (5 to 10ft) visibility conspire to make you grow out of this site quickly. They do have easy to use ramps that lead down to docks with steps for entry and exit. A few underwater attractions like a boat and ski doo were added.
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Jun 17, 2006, 12:00 AM
Good for beginners but becomes quickly boring for advanced. Vis was pretty poor, especially below 30ft.
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