Balmorhea TX

Scuba Certification

Balmorhea State Park

Dive into the crystal-clear water of the world’s largest spring-fed swimming pool. Swim, scuba dive, or just relax under the trees at this historic park in arid West Texas.

Package Includes:

Rental of:

  • BCD
  • Tanks/Air
  • Regulator
  • Weights

NOT INCLUDED

  • Wetsuits, if needed
  • PIC card
  • **Price of training dives for continued education certifications

Costs

  • OPEN WATER – $234*

  • SPECIALTY CERTIFICATIONS – $99**

  • DIVER – $69

  • All Balmorhea trips include BCD, Regulator, weights, and tank rentals.

* Pic card not included
** Price of training dives and pic card not included

Accommodations

Stay nearby at a local motel or camp

There are a three hotels in Balmorhea and camp sites are also available. Rooms and camp sites can fill up fast so reserve early.

El Oso Flojo
208 San Angelo St
Balmorhea, TX 79718

(432) 375-0459

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Cactus Motel
102 N. Main Street
Balmorhea, TX 79718

(432) 375-0652

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The Eleven Inn
504 S. Main Street
Balmorhea, TX 79718

(432) 375-2263

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Balmorhea State Park
9207 TX-17
Toyahvale, TX 79786

(432) 375-2370

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Scuba Certification

Dive into the huge, 74 degree, spring fed lake.  With a max depth of 25 ft., and visibly ranging from  60 ft. to 100 ft., the diving can’t get much easier! This is a great place  to get certified or to do some continuing education. You can always just do a dive for fun and see the many species of fish, inverts, and birds that live in and around the lake. Two species of endangered fishes inhabit the pool: Comanche Springs Pupfish and Pecos Gambusia (mosquito fish).

2018 Dates:

Minimum of 4 people or the trip cancels

  • February 16 – 18
  • April 13 – 15
  • November 17 – 19

Directions

From Tucson: Take I-10 east past El Paso.  The lake is about 5 1/2 mile past the I-10/I-20 junction. Balmorhea is an 8 – 9 hour drive from Tucson.

Cancellation Policy:

  • Minimum 4 students

Call 520-326-DIVE for more information.

THE DIVE SHOP IS A PADI FIVE STAR INSTRUCTOR DEVELOPMENT CENTER

The PADI System of diver education is based on progressive training that introduces skills, safety-related information and local environmental knowledge to student divers in stages. PADI courses are student-centered and provide maximum practice and realistic application.