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American Divers
33256 State Park Road 100, Suite 104, South Padre Island, TX 78597
956 761-2030
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Owner description: Only SCUBA diving shop in South Padre Island. They also do snorkeling trips and dolphin watching cruises.
Houston, Texas
1 review
“Pick this company!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

We had a party of six, (including two young children) for a snorkling trip. The crew was fantastic and made a point to spend time with the children to educate them about sealife and ensur ed everyone knew the basics of how to snorkle. Family had a great time learning how to snorkle and enjoyed the trip. Will definitely be going back on our next trip!

Visited July 2013
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san antonio,tx
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“Great Experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

Diving was great. Took boy scouts down for a week. Lonnie and crew was very patient and took care of us all. Gotta get back for the clipper and a whale shark .

Visited July 2012
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Houston, Texas, United States
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“Great Dive Operation”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2012

American Diving is a top notch dive operation. The boat is very nice and clean. A/C cabin, onboard restroom, plenty of soft drinks and water, and breakfast tacos and a good lunch too. All of the crew are very helpful and attentive. They pretty much do everything for you. We had great conditions with very little current and relatively calm seas. The Texas Clipper is a cool dive and American Diving is extremely knowledgeable about The Clipper. Be prepared for some great diving!

Visited August 2012
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“Excellent lessons”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2012 via mobile

We work with youth groups in the area and American Diving has been training and certifying our kids for over five years. Their professionalism and seriousness makes the parents comfortable. Their equipment is professional grade and well serviced and taken care of.

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Austin, Texas
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“Better than I would have thought for a Gulf Dive”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2010

We dove with American Divers this summer and were pleasantly surprised at the quality of the dive. The visibility was shockingly good (80-90), and there were tons of fish. We even saw a large sting ray and a cool tube worm (you have to ask the crew where this is at as it’s tucked away in inside the ship but easily accessible if you have a light). The boat was large and thus stable, the crew was very pleasant, and if you time it right, it will be one of the best places to dive without leaving the country.
Things to know: 1. The dive starts early-- arrive by 6:00am. 2. It takes a little over an hour to get to the site itself, but the boat ride was pleasant and you got time to wake up by watching the sun rise. 3. Conditions (visibility, current, and temp) vary a lot, so check the dive log on the American Divers site. 4. When we dove (good vis and mild-moderate current) it was an intermediate level dive. You use a decent line to the surface of the ship which starts at about 80 feet. 5. Since it’s a fairly deep dive and usually in current, it’s not going to be a long and leisurely dive like some of those in the Caribbean. 6. Dive Masters do not lead the dive. If you want/need one to go down with you, then you must request it beforehand. If I recall, there is an extra charge.

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