Clear Springs Scuba Park is the closest lake/spring to the Dallas Metroplex that is set up totally for Scuba Diving. I utilize this park 2-4 times a year to certify my dive students and am happy with their facilities and service.
This park has camping and RV facilities for those that wish to stay during the course of the weekend. There are portable toilets scattered throughout the park, and a fully functional men and women's toilet/shower facility near the entrance.
It is a cash only facility, so make sure you have this on hand upon entering. The staff will check you in for either a class, personal visit, or camping.
Air fills are available on site, along with rental gear. It is always best to call ahead if you are trying to arrive early or late, or have special accommodations that need to be met. I find the owner Robert very pleasant if you take the time to chat with him, have your group follow the rules of the park, and not abuse the facilities on site.
Visibility varies widely from the spring to fall. In the spring when the water is cooler, you can expect upwards of 30' vis. In late summer and fall after the algae blooms, the vis will drop down to 5-10 feet.
There are ample platforms around the lake for your training dives, and plenty of things to see to refresh your skills. There are plenty of things to see while you are here including Cisco the shark, boats, and an aircraft training fuselage. They are preparing to sink another large boat this summer.
Expect the park to be crowded, since this is really the best facility near Dallas for certifications. The large dive shops do have dedicated shelters, and they pay for this privilege with the amount of students they have out at the lake each weekend.
There are plenty of open shelters, and arriving at 7:30AM Saturday morning, or setting up on Friday night before the weekend can ensure that you end up with your desired location. I have shared shelters with many shops before, you just have to ask.
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.