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Comal River - New Braunfels TX

Comal River is a shore accessible fresh water dive site, located at Hinman Island Drive, New Braunfels, TX 78130. This dive site has an average rating of 3.59 out of 5 from 68 scuba divers. The maximum depth is 11-15ft/3-5m. The average visibility is 11-15ft/3-5m.

The Comal River is the best Drift Dive in Texas!

Comal River in New Braunfels: at 2.5 miles long it is the shortest river in the world. The river starts and ends in New Braunfels. They are a lot of tubers in the summer time.

There are 3 points of entrance:
1. Landa R/V park (about a 1 ½ to 2 hour drift dive).
2. Hinman Island.
3. Lincoln-Garden Street Bridge, the last public exit.

You can go down the tube chute but I wouldn’t recommend it with scuba gear. Instead, try it with just your wetsuit and no other gear (anything not secured really well may be lost due to the force of the water at the end of the tube chute).

Many divers have found money, rings, keys, sunglasses, wallets, shoes, etc. in the Comal River, due to all the tubers.

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MikeSG14 - 6/13/2022 10:04 AM
So is the consensus the best place to put in is at Landa RV and drift to Prince Somal Park or where does Landa pick up at (last Public Exit ) ?
Joe_T - 6/13/2022 1:51 PM
Yes, that is the longest dive possible I know: enter = (29.706658, -98.130118) exit = (29.703882, -98.115665). Here is a video of the dive: The first mile is rough and tumble and the last mile is just drifting and chill (so don’t forget your favorite beverage).
StephenX555 - 8/06/2020 6:09 AM
I went scuba diving here on 4/1/2012. Average viz: 16-20ft/5-6m. Water temp: 66-70°F/19-21°C.
Second day of training.
StephenX555 - 8/06/2020 6:07 AM
I went scuba diving here on 3/31/2012. Average viz: 11-15ft/3-5m. Water temp: 66-70°F/19-21°C.
First day dive training in the comal river. Giant crayfish.
elxqt - 5/25/2020 12:57 PM
Hi, I would like to dive this area sometime soon. I am looking for a dive buddy to go treasure hunting with me!!!
MikeSG14 - 6/24/2019 12:00 PM
I went scuba diving here on 6/22/2019. Average viz: 11-15ft/3-5m. Water temp: 71-75°F/22-24°C.
MikeSG14 - 6/24/2019 11:57 AM
Rating Added: 4
Water temp 73 viz was 10’-15’ good diving
ChrisTrahan - 3/14/2019 9:50 PM
I am wanting to go dive here this Sunday (3/17/2019) and need a dive buddy. Anyone interested in a couple tank dives?
Blazey_07 - 3/14/2019 10:53 PM
We will be there the following weekend. Have fun
Jared84 - 8/08/2018 12:04 PM
I went scuba diving here on 8/5/2018. Average viz: 11-15ft/3-5m. Water temp: 71-75°F/22-24°C.
Water was slow and shallow this time, diving past the tube chute was very difficult because of depth. Slow flow made it easy to swim back upstream to look for treasures. Found 2 sunglasses, a pocket knife, and a flask. Much less trash than usual, must have been a recent clean up.
sethcaudle - 9/15/2017 3:39 PM
I went scuba diving here on 9/5/2017. Average viz: 16-20ft/5-6m. Water temp: 71-75°F/22-24°C.
Jared84 - 7/29/2017 6:45 PM
I went scuba diving here on 7/29/2017. Average viz: 16-20ft/5-6m. Water temp: 76-80°F/24-27°C.
Found 10 pairs of sunglasses, gave 4 away. Entered at landa falls RV park (charged me 15$ this time) exited at Prince Somal cause I used all my air treasures hunting. Landa RV doesn’t have a shuttle at Prince Soma so I had to walk back. Really love this dive. It was way better on a weekday though
Jared84 - 7/10/2017 7:36 PM
I went scuba diving here on 7/10/2017. Average viz: 11-15ft/3-5m. Water temp: 71-75°F/22-24°C.
Amazingly fun. Parked at entered at Landa RV (5$ including shuttle ride back). So many things to look at. Found a few treasures (googles, bracelet, hat). Had to get out at the scuba chute and the rest of the way to the last public exit was shallow and fast moving current, but I had so much fun. Lots of tubers even on a weekday morning, will definitely be going back.
Jared84 - 7/06/2017 5:51 AM
Would like to dive here sometime in the next couple of weeks, need a second to get back to the car.
wuzaracer - 7/06/2017 8:03 AM
I just dove this rive for the first time last week on July 2nd. We planned on the 2 car, but we missed the exit at Prince Solms park. We paid $10 at Landa Falls to enter the water, which paid off since we ended up at the last public exit and rode the Landa Falls shuttle back to Landa Falls. In my opinion, Landa Falls to Hinmann/Prince Solms park is the best part of the river to dive. After the large tube chute the water is to shallow.
Jared84 - 7/06/2017 9:05 AM
Thanks for the info. I’ll have to see if I can find a shuttle schedule!
Jared84 - 7/06/2017 9:11 AM
Is an 80 big enough to make it to the end?
wuzaracer - 7/06/2017 9:15 AM
The shuttles are always running. It was a busy weekend for tube rentals and there were many shuttles. There was no schedule, it seems like shuttles were always in motion. One of our plans was to leave one person with all the gear while the other person walked to get the car. On a side note, we were asked by many to help recover their dropped items. We tried but could not find their lost items. We did find sunglasses and swim masks.
wuzaracer - 7/06/2017 9:21 AM
We drifted with an AL80 and it was more than enough. I think I used only half the tank between Landa Falls and Prince Solms Park. If/when I go back to the Comal, I will not go past Prince Solms park. We were in the water for 2+ hours including the floating. The drift dive between Landa Falls and Prince Solms park was a 1 hour dive.
Jared84 - 7/06/2017 9:26 AM
Nice! I was planning on going on a week day so hopefully there won’t be a lot of others. Thanks again for all the info!
wuzaracer - 7/03/2017 5:01 PM
I went scuba diving here on 7/2/2017. Average viz: 11-15ft/3-5m. Water temp: 71-75°F/22-24°C.
The air temp was 95 degrees, I could have used a 3mm or less. We paid $10 to enter at Landa Falls, and that included the shuttle ride back. There is much fish and river life to see between Landa Falls and Hindman Island. We did not go down the tube chute at Prince Solms Park. We should have ended the dive at Prince Solms Park. The depth was 3 feet from that Prince Solms Park until the last public exit. We just floated until the last exit. We caught the shuttle back to Landa Falls with dive gear on.
wuzaracer - 6/25/2017 6:49 PM
If I start my drift dive at Landa park, where is the exit? How to identify the exit? My dive buddy and I want to dive there on July 2nd. Anyone want to join us? The more the merrier.
NerdyFarmer - 6/13/2017 4:30 PM
I went scuba diving here on 11/13/2016. Average viz: 11-15ft/3-5m. Water temp: 61-65°F/16-18°C.
Blazey_07 - 3/06/2017 9:12 AM
I went scuba diving here on 2/25/2017. Average viz: 16-20ft/5-6m.
Cool ambient temperature 64 degrees and 74 water temperature . Took Garret metal detector and found Samsung galaxy note 7 phone, .45 lead ball, coins, lead weighs and a bunch of beer cans.
wuzaracer - 2/05/2017 10:14 AM
With a 5/4 mm wetsuit s it too cold to dive the river in February or March?
BillParker - 2/05/2017 11:18 AM
The water is 70s all year so the same suit works with any season. What you need is a little luck to get pleasant air temps.
Joe_T - 12/27/2016 7:52 AM
I am up for diving Comal RIver in 2017... anyone else?
Badlander316 - 12/27/2016 10:04 AM
Id travel down there
nomad-diver - 12/26/2016 8:11 PM
Rating Added: 3
dove here with Dive World, San Antonio. fun dive ... current is steady, but not overwhelming. viz is excellent for a river. always something interesting to find on the bottom, thanks to the tubing industry.
prause13 - 8/13/2016 9:05 PM
I went scuba diving here on 8/11/2016. Average viz: 16-20ft/5-6m. Water temp: 66-70°F/19-21°C.
Get there early. Good Vis.