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Athens Scuba Park

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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good26%
  • Average13%
  • Poor16%
  • Terrible0%
Aug 20, 2018
“Scuba practice”
Sep 25, 2017
“Not a happy diver and non diver”
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500 N Murchison St, Athens, TX 75751-2102
+1 903-675-5762
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Reviewed August 20, 2018 via mobile

Our second trip here this year. Good place to keep up your scuba skills, but expect a lot of up/down dives. White clay bottom rock quarry looks pretty, but visibility was 15-20 ft. Better than our trip in May, but impossible to navigate underwater without...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank ericmA6878WZ
Reviewed September 25, 2017

Not worth the cost to dive here, we were charged the same for a non-diver as a diver, considering the non-diver was not allowed to use the pool and did not put a toe in the water. Visibility was poor and campsites were not kept...More

Date of experience: September 2017
4  Thank jdunn2117
Reviewed July 16, 2017 via mobile

Friendly staff! Very helpful for all your needs. Air, gear, advise and more. They have items to buy or rental. They helped with changing a battery in my computer. The lake is a wonderful spot to find all kinds of things such as planes, boats...More

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank MYork9216
Reviewed July 15, 2017 via mobile

The staff and facilities were great! Visibility was less than 6', but that could be due to recent rains. Sunken planes, boats, and buses were hard to see, so that part of our first trip was a little disappointing. The staff makes the place great,...More

Date of experience: July 2017
2  Thank TTabo
Reviewed July 15, 2017 via mobile

The staff was great and they have a very nice dive shop. Visibility was poor the day we went but there had been numerous storms so that may have contributed. It gave us a chance to work on our navigation skills. We'll definitely come back...More

Date of experience: July 2017
2  Thank raustin74
Reviewed August 18, 2016

They people at Athens Scuba Park are very helpful and nice to visit with. The diving is good for navigation practice and dialing in buoyancy. The visibility was 8 ft the two days I was there. There are no fish to see. I found a...More

Date of experience: July 2016
1  Thank Eddie398951
Reviewed June 28, 2016

We dove ASP and had a great time. Visibility was poor (10' or so) the day we visited but we still managed just fine as this is the norm for Texas lake diving. The thermocline was pretty intense that day too with temps ranging from...More

Date of experience: June 2016
4  Thank DeepWreckDiver
Reviewed May 4, 2016

Clear water SCUBA diving. Dive shop, air, equipment, and supplies. Diving decks with ladders. Too much underwater ART to list in one review. Airplane...................

Date of experience: May 2016
1  Thank Theresa G
Reviewed February 8, 2016 via mobile

This is one of the premier dive training spots in Texas. Clear deep water with lots of training activities to fit all level of diver. Good for beginning divers on to the experience you want to achieve. My son started there,as a novice and is...More

Date of experience: October 2015
2  Thank charliea27
Reviewed September 7, 2015

My son and I went diving at Athens Scuba Park this past Sunday and had a wonderful experience! From the moment we arrived, Shannon and Alex were cheerful and provided attentive service as we rented our gear. The visibility was an average of 14 feet...More

Date of experience: September 2015
2  Thank KammyH H
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Diane S
October 12, 2018|
Response from ericmA6878WZ | Reviewed this property |
only air, no gas.
sri h
July 1, 2017|
Response from vinciusmike |
r snorkelers cool out there?
October 19, 2015|
Response from barronc2015 | Reviewed this property |
No they have rental gear at reasonable rates.