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Athens Scuba Park

500 N. Murchison ST., Athens, TX 75751
(903) 675-5762
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Ranked #5 of 14 attractions in Athens
Type: Water Parks, Amusement/ Theme Parks
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Irving, Texas
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70 reviews 70 reviews
10 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

My wife and I enjoy diving at Athens Scuba Park. We have gone a few times a year for a handful of years now. The diving is pretty simple. Docks from your camp/day site. Lots of submerged items/gear/vehicles to explore. Good dive shop, bathrooms and changing rooms. The viz gets bad sometimes but hey it's a small lake in Texas...get... More

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Dallas, Texas
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14 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Athens Scuba Park is a great place to practice your diving skills. They have several things underwater to dive around. There are no fish in this scuba park and sometimes can be very murky. Practice your wreck penetration and log some time!

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

We decided to take a family dive weekend in Athens, Tx. We heard about the park from our Dive Shop. We were there in August, the water level was very low due to the drought . The water was like bath water, the visibility was very low, the silt was about a foot deep. It was good to check out... More

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

This is the perfect place to dive. It seems remote, but is only a half block off of main street. It has everything you could possibly want. Training platforms, wrecks, and even a cave system. The staff is amazing and could not be more helpful. It is also really cheap to dive there!! Air fills are only $5 and gear... More

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Austin, Texas, United States
17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

Athens Scuba Park Trip Report: Park will NOT fill tanks older than 1992. Viz: 15-20 feet, after park closes and less people, viz obviously increases. Water hovered at/around 71 degrees. Depth was no more than 22 feet, bottom is clay, so stay off!! From Dell Diamond it was aprox. 3 hour drive. Camping is great, with showers, and bathroom (1).... More

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Athens, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2012

This was an amazing lake to dive in. We had such a blast! The wrecks that they have sunk are unbelievable! We swam through over 30 wrecks while we were there. They have two 60 ft jets that were so interesting to look at! I highly recommend staying a weekend down there. Great fun for the whole family!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2012

The park was really cool and I had a great time! They have over 35 underwater sunken wrecks such as jets, dart busses, house boat, cabin cruisers, and a whole lot more!! The visibility varies due to the amount of people that have been in the lake that day but it was around 15-20 when we went for the first... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2012

We recently visited Athens Scuba Park and found the trip to be a bit of a mixed bag. First off, let's start with the good - The park is located in downtown Athens so it is easy to find and you are close to restaruants and hotels. The staff is friendly and there is a well stocked dive shop on... More

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Dallas, Texas
19 reviews 19 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2012

Viz on Fridays are better than other days due to the clay bottom and student divers on weekends. I was there last 2 weekends for classes and the water temp was 74-78°F depending on which side of the lake you are on. South side of the lake was a bit deeper 18-24 feet - North side, the platform was 13... More

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Cedar Park, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2011

Facilities are fantastic. Water was low due to the drought, but still lots to see. Friendly, helpful staff. We will definitely go back.

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