Many of the more exciting, intriguing dive sites are found in waters that require advanced training. What about a place with crystal clear water that stayed warm year round? How about a place where you could see endangered species and discover relics from ancient civilizations? What if this place was a short drive from Austin? If this sounds interesting to you, then the Aquarena Springs Diving for Science Program is just for you.
The Diving for Science program offered through Aquarena Center puts a heavy emphasis on buoyancy control. You will dive in Aquarena's Spring Lake, one of the state's best and most visible diving lakes - comparable to visibility in the Caribbean Sea (it's at least 50-60 feet) and better yet, the water temperature is 72 degrees year round.
The Diving for Science Program helps assure that all diving operations in Spring Lake are procedurally safe as well as environmentally sensitive. Once certified, divers have limitless opportunities to participate in the Volunteer Diving Program at Aquarena Center doing a variety of underwater projects that promote lake health & upkeep (e.g. underwater gardening) as well as diving without charge (make sure you wave at the glass bottom tourist boats when they pass overhead). The facility includes a heated changing room/shower -- there isn't a better place in central Texas to dive during the cooler winter months!
Combo- $299 for Diving for Science and Buoyancy Class
Two classes which are held over Saturday and Sunday of one weekend.
Open Water Certification
All your own personal dive equipment (the equipment can be rented or purchased through our rent-to-own program.)
Aquarena Springs Website and Underwater Camera