The underwater world will strike you with its beauty while diving in Texas. Natural springs, seven major rivers, man-made lakes and the Gulf of Mexico offers unique experiences.
A popular dive in Texas with 200 artesian springs bubbling, is Spring Lake. The lake glistens in the sun, attracting wildlife and other visitors since the Ice Age: With the densest population of turtles in USA, Spring Lake is blessed with this unique ecosystem.
Once you have enjoyed the lagoons, lake and rivers, Flower Gardens Banks National Marine Sanctuary lies in the Gulf of Mexico. A typical dive will begin leaping into crystal, blue waters with schools of barracuda greeting you. As you descend, coral will go on for miles. As you arrive on the sand, look out for nurse sharks, stingrays and manta rays.
Spring-fed water temperatures are usually 72°F/22°C year-round in Texas, generally warmest from June-November. March-June is usually the time for water clarity in Texas lakes.
For Gulf of Mexico diving, the winter season January-April sees schools of scalloped hammerhead sharks migrate through Flower Gardens Banks National Marine Sanctuary.
Summer falls between May-September with the calmest seas usually occurring from July-September. Visibility ranges from 30-60feet/9-18m in the winter and 75-100feet/22-30m during the summer.
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Dallas / Fort Worth International Airport (DFW), it is the largest airport in Texas and the second largest airport in the United States in terms of size and passengers.
From Europe, flying to Texas takes little more than 10 hours usually flying to Austin-Bergstrom Airport (AUS) in Austin, Dallas Fort Worth Airport (DFW) in Dallas and Houston International Airport (IAH) in Houston.