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Lake Travis - Starnes Island is a shore accessible fresh water dive site, located in Austin, TX. This dive site has an average rating of 3.33 out of 5 from 15 scuba divers. The maximum depth is over 150ft/46m. The average visibility is 11-15ft/3-5m.

This small island just off Volente Beach has been a good place for my and my friend to simply blow bubbles. The West side of the island provide a constant 45 degree slope for as deep as you care to go. There is a thermocline at 55 ft.

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Aguaguy - 5/27/2019 8:26 PM
I went scuba diving here on 5/18/2019. Average viz: 16-20ft/5-6m. Water temp: 66-70°F/19-21°C.
Island out on Travis Lake Tx. Charter dive.
Louis_Titus - 8/26/2015 9:06 AM
I went scuba diving here on 8/23/2015. Average viz: 5-10ft/2-3m. Water temp: 71-75°F/22-24°C.
Last Deep Diver Training dive. We included bottom scanning, found another pair of sunglasses. We also found a mooring line a fellow boat operator ask Robert to locate. We had to cut it free of large rock to recover it.
Louis_Titus - 8/26/2015 8:55 AM
I went scuba diving here on 8/23/2015. Average viz: 5-10ft/2-3m. Water temp: 71-75°F/22-24°C.
Second Deep Diver Training dive. Viz was still around 5 feet. Explored more grotto’s and found a pair of sunglasses. Water temp was perfect for swim shorts and rash guard for exposure protection.
Louis_Titus - 8/26/2015 8:45 AM
I went scuba diving here on 8/23/2015. Average viz: 5-10ft/2-3m. Water temp: 76-80°F/24-27°C.
First Boat Diver training dive. Searched floor for "treasure" and explore grotto’s. nice warm-up for a day of diving.
Czechcanadian - 8/03/2015 7:01 PM
Rating Added: 4
Great place to find collage students treasures. Cell phone, sunglasses..etc.
BillParker - 10/05/2014 4:19 AM
I went scuba diving here on 10/4/2014. Average viz: 5-10ft/2-3m. Water temp: 76-80°F/24-27°C.
I found a usable pair of sunglasses.
scubadiver888 - 9/08/2014 8:24 PM
I went scuba diving here on 9/7/2014. Average viz: 5-10ft/2-3m. Water temp: 71-75°F/22-24°C.
scubadiver888 - 9/08/2014 8:21 PM
Rating Added: 3
I’ll give this three stars but some might rate it 2 stars. The visibility wasn’t great but it was fun going around the island and seeing what we could find. Mostly we found sunglasses and PLENTY of beer cans. Found a strap from a bikini and a beach balloon with a hole in it.

Also found a couple of sunk boats. Hear there was a riding mower as well but didn’t see that.
stellr - 5/18/2013 3:35 PM
I went scuba diving here on 5/18/2013. Average viz: 5-10ft/2-3m. Water temp: 61-65°F/16-18°C.
GregInAustin - 11/03/2012 9:36 PM
Rating Added: 3

Went here
for KAB (Keep Austin Beautiful) 2012 trash cleanup. It was fun.
diverfromtexas - 6/27/2011 2:55 PM
Starnes Island is where party boats visit so often find items they lose. My buddy found sunglasses. Until the lake fills back up (down about 30 ft), visibility in Lake Travis is down to a max of 5 feet so it isn’t as pleasant right now. When I certified last year, vis was about 10-15 feet. Two buddies doing tech diving said vis under 100 ft was about zero. They speculated it was because sediment in water is concentrated and shorelines are down in the silt instead of at rock levels.

I took a group boat called the "Giant Stride" out to Starnes. They charge $45 for a half day.
scubadiver888 - 10/05/2014 5:38 AM
I used Giant Stride when I went to Lake Travis. Nice boat, good crew. I’d definitely use them again. If anyone wants to book with them their website is laketravisscuba.com/.