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Athens SCUBA Park - Athens TX

Athens SCUBA Park is a shore accessible fresh water dive site, located at 500 N. Murchison St., Athens, TX 75751. This dive site has an average rating of 3.50 out of 5 from 64 scuba divers. The maximum depth is 26-30ft/8-9m. The average visibility is 21-25ft/6-8m. This dive site provides bathrooms and airfills. Training platforms are available.

Located in Athens, TX and was previously a clay quarry. Underwater, they have a C-140 airplane, a small airplane, DART bus, old motorcycles, numerous boats, a golf cart, a Volkswagen Beetle, and several other items underwater. The lake level varies between 24 and 35 feet deep, has amazing 70’ visibility due to being spring fed and having a high pH level (no algae growth), and has warmer water temps in the winter than most places. A full service dive shop (rentals, tank fills, etc.) is on the premises. They also offer instruction and training. Lake is closed to boats, jet skis, fishing, and any other sport that can cause harm to SCUBA divers using the park. Don’t forget your c-card !!!

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Dutchman - 6/18/2023 8:59 PM
I will be here on Sunday 25th June if anyone needs a dive buddy.
Soly47 - 6/01/2022 11:49 AM
I went scuba diving here on 5/21/2022. Average viz: 5-10ft/2-3m. Water temp: 71-75°F/22-24°C.
Visited this site during a vacation trip through Texas with the Family. Fun site with lots to see and an awesome staff. Not a very deep dive but they have lots of stuff to venture through. Bottom is pretty silty so if you cant regulate your buoyancy you will muck up the water pretty easily. Love how they assign you a dock, and the one we had let you walk right into the water. Temp was great and the water level was higher due to current rain showers.
luckyduckmark - 7/04/2020 5:03 AM
Went scuba diving at Athens Scuba park 7/3/20 visibility 6_10 foot water temp71-80"f good nice dive
sjbyrd - 7/02/2020 6:15 PM
I went scuba diving here on 5/12/2019. Average viz: 5-10ft/2-3m. Water temp: 71-75°F/22-24°C.
Wreck Diving Cert
luckyduckmark - 7/02/2020 6:39 PM
thinking about diving it tomorrow 7/3 2020
luckyduckmark - 7/03/2020 3:12 PM
On the way their now
luckyduckmark - 7/01/2020 8:32 PM
Rating Added: 5
It was a good dive a lot to see no wildlife visibility was about 5 foot do to rain in the area will make another trip to dive it again
joeh9845 - 8/15/2019 8:03 AM
Rating Added: 3
Fun dive. Lots of Craw fish.
BRANDON_BAKER - 1/07/2018 2:14 PM
Rating Added: 4
A great little spot in Athens to spend the day. Nice shade all around with clean facilities. Not very deep and gets warm in the summer. Have never seen a fish in this lake. Kinda strange.
JustJoe - 10/03/2017 5:07 PM
Dove here 9/30/17. Vis was 10’ at best. The free map they give out is all wrong because they change out items and the lift bag classes also lift and move things around. Water temp was great at 82° and supposedly the vis was way better earlier in the week before it rained. But this is definitely a great way to practice navigation skills. Arrived at 9:30 and had the park to ourselves, very nice. Going back I’m 2-3 weeks to try it again.
Bloop - 8/19/2017 2:26 PM
I went scuba diving here on 7/22/2017. Average viz: 5-10ft/2-3m. Water temp: 76-80°F/24-27°C.
Did all of the sunken things and navigated perfectly without looking.
Then when I got out, found a nearby geocache.
sethcaudle - 8/11/2017 3:04 PM
I went scuba diving here on 8/10/2017. Average viz: 16-20ft/5-6m. Water temp: 81-85°F/27-29°C.
Qpalma21 - 8/11/2017 11:15 PM
What time of day was that?
Jared84 - 8/12/2017 11:23 PM
We were there from 1100 til around 1330
BillParker - 8/13/2017 3:37 PM
The viz hasn’t been that good there for YEARS.
Qpalma21 - 8/13/2017 4:20 PM
Have to go check it out . I went on the last day they were open and the water was like 68. That’s was like 20-25 feet .
Nitediver - 7/08/2017 8:15 PM
I went scuba diving here on 7/8/2017.
Viz was poor which we were told at the office. Due to all the rain the past week. Temp: surface 83, 20 feet 78. Viz was 5 at best. We did have the place to ourselves for the most part, only saw 2 other divers the whole time.
Piers - 4/09/2017 6:51 PM
I went scuba diving here on 3/11/2017. Average viz: 11-15ft/3-5m. Water temp: 66-70°F/19-21°C.
Fun dive
Qpalma21 - 9/26/2016 8:25 PM
I went scuba diving here on 8/27/2016. Average viz: 5-10ft/2-3m. Water temp: 81-85°F/27-29°C.
For my second lake to dive In
Had good amenities
Owner weres Nice
Had a prize hunt and won.
Had a lot of. Wrecks , planes and things to see
And a tunnel system
And night dive.
No fish ,only crawfish.
Nothing to do in town.
wuzaracer - 9/25/2016 6:23 PM
I went scuba diving here on 9/24/2016. Average viz: 5-10ft/2-3m. Water temp: 76-80°F/24-27°C.
prause13 - 8/13/2016 8:49 PM
I went scuba diving here on 8/5/2016.
Cloudy water at times, visibility is best in early morning.
H2Go - 8/02/2016 9:08 PM
I went scuba diving here on 8/30/2015. Average viz: 5-10ft/2-3m. Water temp: 76-80°F/24-27°C.
Practiced buoyancy, navigation and participated in a scavenger hunt.
Greggtex - 7/14/2016 8:16 PM
I went scuba diving here on 10/4/2014.
Been here once, Oct 2014. Vis. about 5-7 ft.
undercover08 - 7/03/2016 3:55 AM
I went scuba diving here on 6/25/2016. Average viz: 5-10ft/2-3m. Water temp: 71-75°F/22-24°C.
ScubaDabaDo - 6/02/2016 8:56 AM
I went scuba diving here on 5/28/2016. Average viz: Under 5ft/2m. Water temp: 66-70°F/19-21°C.
EastTexasDiver - 10/24/2015 1:00 PM
I went scuba diving here on 10/10/2015. Average viz: 11-15ft/3-5m. Water temp: 71-75°F/22-24°C.
It was fun diving the wrecks, but visibility was only about 10’. It was better the next morning when no one else was diving, maybe 15. Camping there was fun too, and the staff is super nice and helpful. Going there this next weekend for Halloween treasure hunt and night diving.