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“Fun Getaway When You Can't Get To The Tropics”
Review of Athens Scuba Park

Athens Scuba Park
Irving, Texas
Level 6 Contributor
207 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Fun Getaway When You Can't Get To The Tropics”
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 out your compass and work on navigation. You probably can use the practice.

Lots of fun at a reasonable price. We enjoy a day trip to ASP from Dallas. Pack some lunch for a picnic or run up the street for some KFC, MCD or something local.

We like Clear Springs in Terrell too. It is a little deeper but more things to see at ASP.

Visited June 2014
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Dallas, Texas
Level 5 Contributor
58 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Great place to work on diving skills”
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!

Visited May 2014
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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Level 6 Contributor
100 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Athens Scuba Park”
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 dive equipment and see a few sunken things but I would wait for until the drought is over and silt has settled to go again.
PS do not plan on camping, unless you are okay with a train going by every hour and half, most of the night. Our son gave it up about midnight and got a room in town.

Visited August 2013
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
Level 4 Contributor
22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Hidden Paradise”
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 rental was cheap for my wife and I. You can camp or setup an RV like us when you get there.
The dive shop is better stocked than anything I have seen in a while. They have the necessities as well as the toys you dream about.
I highly recommend this park, and will be going back shortly!!

Visited July 2013
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Austin, Texas, United States
Level 6 Contributor
132 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“May Drive and Dive”
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). If you are camping there is a train that came at least two times late at night and early next morning.

Visited May 2013
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