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Address: 33256 State Park Road 100, Suite 104, South Padre Island, TX 78597-0201
Phone Number: +1 956-761-2030
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Only SCUBA diving shop in South Padre Island. They also do snorkeling trips...

Only SCUBA diving shop in South Padre Island. They also do snorkeling trips and dolphin watching cruises.

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Good for novices

A little underwhelming. Crew was great & boat had A/C. To many people in to small of an area means low viability. Also the depth is about 3-5 feet. The crew gives you some fish... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 10 August 2016
Mikel M
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

A little underwhelming. Crew was great & boat had A/C. To many people in to small of an area means low viability. Also the depth is about 3-5 feet. The crew gives you some fish food which was great but after that not much to see or do but snorkel around in a little shallow area. I would recommend this... More 

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Pearland, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

This was a first for my bf and I; I'm very pleased that we were able to find a spot where the water was clear of course not crystal but it will do. The fact that the boat was air conditioned was great since it was extremely hot during the month of July. Arnold was a great guide and helped... More 

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Thank Ariel G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

We had a great time and these guys were very professional. I can't wait for little ones to be old enough do full under water diving with with these guys.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

The experience was nice & out hosts were outstanding HOWEVER i was disappointed in the Gulf as the water was shallow & murky, we road the boat 45 mins out from shore and i could still stand in the "ocean" that came to my neck, i'm only 5'5! The boat ride out there on the other hand was nice. Saw... More 

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Thank Chariese R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016

We were first time snorkeler's. Experience was great! Friendly staff!! Got to hand feed fish, the fish were kinda overwhelming at first but you will get use to it. Will do it again next year.

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1 Thank Katrina V
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2016 via mobile

My entire family had originally planned to go (plus a friend from college). The shop called the day before to let us know the conditions may not be that great. My family opted out, but my friend and I still went on the trip. The dives turned out to be really great. Good vis (30-50 feet *it had been raining... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2015 via mobile

Very organized crew. They took care of changing out tanks and equipment on board ship. Highly recommend you take Bonine for motion sickness starting with a couple days ahead so you can get used to it and not get sleepy. The boat ride out takes about 90 min. Challenging dive. Deep with currents but the wreck is huge and beautiful.... More 

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Thank Marsnomad
Kingwood, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2015

With American Diving, Ingrid and I dove on the Texas Clipper , nice deep diving, Lots of fish, ray, spade fish, groupers, 4 dives total ,, nice weekend trip

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Richmond, TX
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2015

We had a great dive out to the Texas Clipper. The dive crew is fantastic, the set up to get people in the water and back on the boat is great! Everyone has a number, they call yours, you got sit on the back of the boat with your find and mask, the drop your gear behind you, you buckle... More 

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Thank Galaxcytraveling
San Antonio, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2015

To give a fair review I would say that the crew was nice. The enjoyment of my experience was lost when everyone on board became sea sick. This dive is not for beginner divers, it is catered to the advanced diver. There is no hand holding. I would not recommend this company if you need guidance during your dives.

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