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Largo
02-19-2009, 20:19
Is 'The Flower Gardens" in international waters?

DevilDiver
02-19-2009, 20:25
I would say no. It is a US Marine Sanctuary... Welcome to the Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary (http://flowergarden.noaa.gov/)

Largo
02-19-2009, 20:32
Tons of information. Thank you!

kkw_archer
05-15-2009, 15:18
This looks like an awesome place to dive, that is fairly close. When is the best time of the year to go? Also, does anyone have a reccomendation on a good charter to get me there?

Defman
05-15-2009, 15:30
This looks like an awesome place to dive, that is fairly close. When is the best time of the year to go? Also, does anyone have a reccomendation on a good charter to get me there?


I think there's only one (OK, two technically)
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BubblesMcCoy
05-15-2009, 15:32
Is 'The Flower Gardens" in international waters?

Even if it isn't in within U.S. territorial boundaries, which I think it is, it would be in our exclusive economic zone and thus under U.S. control and jurisdiction.

Soonerwink
05-16-2009, 18:03
I think Texas thinks they own it. It is called the Texas Caribbean. Check out this video. Gulf Diving - Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary Underwater Video (http://www.synergy-productions.com/html_files/gulf_diving2.html)

BubblesMcCoy
05-16-2009, 18:41
I think Texas thinks they own it. It is called the Texas Caribbean. Check out this video. Gulf Diving - Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary Underwater Video (http://www.synergy-productions.com/html_files/gulf_diving2.html)

In truth Texas probably does have a valid claim as the waters had been purchased by Santa Anna from the French. As the Texans took Santa Anna's territory and sent them back to old mexico, the waters would be owned by the Republic of Texas. Not sure if the annexation docs thought to include the gulf west of New Orleans or not.

Did I mention that Texas is the only state to have its own federally recognized Navy?

wwdiver
06-10-2009, 19:52
Yes, we own it. But you're welcome to visit.:smiley2: