Diving offshore in Galveston is a unique and beautiful experience. During our day trips we will dive two sites that are located roughly 70 miles offshore or a 3 hour boat ride. Our primary dive site will either be Stetson Bank, part of the Flower Gardens National Marine Sanctuary, or the Kraken. The Kraken is a 371 foot cargo ship that Texas Parks and Wildlife sank as part of the artificial reef program. The dive begins at 60 feet with an average depth of 100-110 feet. The main cabins of the vessel have been opened up to accommodate divers. On this dive you will see everything from french angels to large jacks and grouper. After that, divers will have an hour to two hour surface interval with the opportunity to take a swim in the clear blue waters of the Gulf. The second dive will be at an oil rig. The legs of the oil rig are teeming with sponge and coral growth as well as fish species. You will have to opportunity to see everything from small file fish to larger grouper and maybe even a shark or two. These are usually 80 foot dives.
See gallery of pictures below!
When do we run charters?
The best season is typically from March – October
How long does it take?
Depending on seas, it can take around 2 ½ -3 hours to reach the dive sites. The entire day is typically around 12 hours.
How much does it cost?
The cost of the trip is $250 - $450 per person for the boat (dependent on day, trip selection and boat). We take 4 - 6 guests at a time. This price is just for the boat, but the shop is happy to provide any rentals needed.
How far in advance do you schedule?
These trips sell out quick! We have posted our entire 2023 season calendar on our local dives page under the calendar tab.
Where does it leave from?
Galveston Yacht Basin
What is the size of the boat?
Our rig trips depart on a 30 foot center console and our Kraken/Stetson trips depart on a 50 foot cabin cruiser with AC
What do I need to bring?
2 tanks, dive gear, computer, SMB, water, snacks (we recommend a light and a line cutter)
What dive skills are required?
Minimum of Advanced Open Water or confident Open Water diver. You will experience a current and greater depths than typical reef dives.
Can I spearfish?
At this time, we are not spearfishing on our dive trips. However, you are welcome to bring a lionfish keeper and spear lionfish
Once booked, day trips are non refundable and dates are non-transferable unless operator cancels or a replacement for seat is found.
Check our calendar to see what we have coming up!