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Canyon Lake - New Braunfels TX

Canyon Lake is a shore accessible fresh water dive site, located in New Braunfels, TX. This dive site has an average rating of 3.25 out of 5 from 8 scuba divers. The maximum depth is 71-80ft/22-24m. The average visibility is 16-20ft/5-6m. Training platforms are available.

Canyon Lake is located just forty miles north of San Antonio and twenty-five miles west of New Braunfels and San Marcos.

Canyon Lake is an all around nice dive. The visibility is decent and there are quite a few things to see underwater. There are many common freshwater fish and plants. And there is wrecked cars and boats at about 40 to 60 feet and a forest at 60 to 80 feet. There are three places that provide the most common water access; North Park, Comal Park, and Overlook Park. The best diving is at Overlook Park.

Cayon Lake is great for recreational diving, there is a even a town that was covered by water when the lake was filled. I have heard some complaints about the murkiness, but this year the water was much clearer due to lack of inflow from the drought.

Bottom Type: Limestone, Silt, Gravel
Water Temp: 80°F Summer, 48°F Winter
Depth: 20-80 ft.
Visibility: 8-25 ft.

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JohnRTexas - 23 days 5 hours ago.
Has anyone dove on Cranes Mill or Hancock that can provide GPS position? I’m curious about that. Diving a submerged townsite might be fun if there’s anything there.
SirAbbadon - 7/06/2019 4:08 PM
Dove twice at overlook point on 7/2/2019. Explored around 35’. Vis was 5-8’. Water was 83°F. Saw schools of small baby fish around a tree and a large striped bass maybe 18-24" on the bottom. Overlook point is free to park/dive. There is a bit of a walk down and then back up the hill after the dive, something to consider if mobility is an issue. The lake was a beautiful blue, very unlike any other lake I’ve seen in Texas. It felt like an ocean dive with poor vis, much nicer than some of the other mucky lakes I’ve been in.
Jesse-T - 10/17/2017 10:31 AM
I went scuba diving here on 7/22/2017. Average viz: 5-10ft/2-3m. Water temp: 76-80°F/24-27°C.
I found tons of cool stuff along the clifs and edges at around 30-40 feet. Everything below was old.
prause13 - 8/13/2016 9:00 PM
I went scuba diving here on 8/10/2016. Average viz: 11-15ft/3-5m. Water temp: 66-70°F/19-21°C.
Comal park. Swimming area, to the left as you are walking down toward the water. There is an area marked, "steep slope", and "sudden drop off." Vis is around 8’ in the 10-25’ depth range. After 40’ Vis extends greatly, albeit a light is definitely needed as it is pitch black at that depth.
Czechcanadian - 8/31/2014 6:32 AM
Rating Added: 4
I did one dive at Overlook Park and one at North Point park last month. Viz was about 25ft. I saw a huge catfish swimming on the bottom.