The Flower Gardens National Marine Sanctuary is located nearly 100 miles offshore. It is the northernmost coral reef in the United States and an absolute must dive. The Flower Gardens is made of the East and West Bank and Stetson Bank. Most of the marine life is found in depths of 55 to 130 feet. In fact, you will have the opportunity to see colorful sponges, sea plants, nearly 20 species of hard coral, smaller marine life such as gobies, an abundance of fish and on the right day even a whale shark or manta ray.
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A $200 deposit per person is due to hold your spot. We can help you out over the phone, via email, or in the shop. Final payment is due 45 days prior to departure. In addition, cancellation must be done 45 days prior to departure or you will forfeit your deposit.
What is the M/V Fling?
The Fling is a 100 foot liveaboard the offers rooms to dive shops.
Where will we depart?
You will board the Fling in Freeport the night before the trip date. Arrival is at 7:00 pm for early check in and boarding is at 7:30 pm.
When do we return?
The boat returns to Freeport around 6 pm on the last day of the trip.
What sites will we dive?
Depending on the length of the trip you will have the opportunity to dive the Flower Garden East & West Banks, & Stetson Bank, and an oil rig .
What is included?
The price includes meals, snacks, drinks, berth, tanks and airfills. Nitrox is available at an additional rate.
What do I need to bring?
Divers should come equipped with a full set of gear (BCD, regulator, computer, and weights), surface marker buoy, and lights (each buddy set must have 3 lights between them), and a wetsuit is recommended.
Check out the M/V Fling website for more information: www.flingcharters.com/pdf/faq.pdf