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    Closest to Tyler "good" dive spot?

    I'd really like to dive more. As much as I love living in Tyler, I'd love it even more if we had just a few lakes/rivers with hard, rocky bottoms.

    What's your favorite spot that's close enough to here that you could drive there, do a couple of dives, and make it home at a decent hour in the same day?

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    Athens Scuba Park is pretty close. A little farther, but still do-able, would be Clear Springs in Terrell.
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    Thanks.

    I would like to check out Athens as it's certainly the closest.

    We did some of our check-out dives at Terrell. It was OK, but I'm not sure I'd make a trip over there just for fun unless it was with a group of friends. As the day wears on, it does seem to get get a little silty.

    Any other ideas?

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    This pretty much sums it up.....

    South Central

    The location on your profile says "United States" so that would definitely open up more opportunities.
    DevilDiver

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    I live in Jefferson, and I enjoy Terrell alot more than Athens for a day trip. Athens is ok if you get there early in the AM, but by mid day, viz is none. I have also done Lake Ouachita in Ark on a day trip.

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    Coz - 2 hour flight
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    Hi. I go to Tyler State Park most of the time. It's closer than Terrell and only cost 3.00 to get in instead of 20.00. The visibility has been pretty good this past year. We checked out the Tonkawa Springs site this past summer and "they" have really let it run down in the swim area. It's very small and I only found 7' deep and had a couple of trees down in the swim area. The non swim area is the little creek going into the swim area and narrow and very shallow. We plan to check out Daingerfield State Park, and Lake Hawkins this year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DevilDiver View Post
    The location on your profile says "United States" so that would definitely open up more opportunities.
    Oops. Fixed that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Puddle Dipper View Post
    Hi. I go to Tyler State Park most of the time. It's closer than Terrell and only cost 3.00 to get in instead of 20.00. The visibility has been pretty good this past year. We checked out the Tonkawa Springs site this past summer and "they" have really let it run down in the swim area. It's very small and I only found 7' deep and had a couple of trees down in the swim area. The non swim area is the little creek going into the swim area and narrow and very shallow. We plan to check out Daingerfield State Park, and Lake Hawkins this year.
    Thanks Puddle.

    Once I work up to a semi-full set of gear (minus tank, I lack only BCD right now and I'm looking at a few), I do want to be able to dive some "local" spots
    to fill in the time between trips.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Puddle Dipper View Post
    We plan to check out Daingerfield State Park, and Lake Hawkins this year.

    Lake Hawkins might be a waste of time. My mom and I tried to dive it a couple of years ago. Here's the link to our report. http://forum.scubatoys.com/texas-swa...ve-report.html
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