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. The first is the Kraken which 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.
When do we run charters?
The best season is typically from June/July – October and we try to schedule 2 charter opportunities per month – typically on the weekends. If we have good weather in other months we will schedule a trip.
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 per person for the boat. We can take from 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?
The best time to dive is when the seas offshore are 1-2 foot or less. Because of this, before we schedule, we keep an eye on the reported offshore data to ensure we have the best chance of good dive weather and we don’t schedule too far in advance. We typically schedule our trips a week in advance and post them on our website calendar or Facebook. These trips sell out quick!
Where does it leave from?
Texas City Dike
What is the size of the boat?
What do I need to bring?
2 tanks, dive gear, 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
Day trips are posted a week or two in advance as they are weather dependent. Check our calendar to see what we have coming up!