Scubadillos, outing planned for July 16th. Lake Travis boat dive.
It is Travis Time!!! Lake Travis that is., July 16-17. Put it on your calendar and join us! Lake Travis is located just to the northwest of Austin. We will go diving off the Giant Stride on Saturday morning (8.30-12.30, Saturday afternoon (1-5pm), or Sunday morning (8.30-12.30). What is the Giant Stride, you ask? The Giant Stride is a bona fide dive boat!!! On Lake Travis!!! Yes! So, the Giant Stride is a Coast Guard certified 30 foot pontoon dive boat operating on Lake Travis. The boat operator is Lake Travis Scuba!! Check them out on the web (https://www.laketravisscuba.com/)
Cost and reservations: You will need to make your own reservations online at https://www.laketravisscuba.com/ and the cost is $64.95 pp. At this time there is only 4 spots left for the Saturday 12:30-5pm boat and 7 spots for the 8:30 Saturday or Sunday morning boats. The Giant Stride will haul us out into the middle of Lake Travis. Depending on the temperament of the boat captain, the Giant Stride will either drop us into the lake in the middle of nowhere; or if we ask politely, Robert, the boat captain, has his favorite dive sites. Dive sites such as: Starnes Island, Fiesta Haus Wall, Oasis Wall, The Shaker Plant, West Point Cypress Creek Wall, Wreck Alley. What is that? You say you have never heard of any of these dive sites? Well, you have never been aboard the Giant Stride. Please come join us! It will be a blast! I promise. Note: make your reservations now at LakeTravisScuba.com. The boat is open to everyone and will fill up.
Equipment: You must have all your equipment including weights and tanks and something to drink. (You can rent tanks for $12.50 each on the Giant Stride). The diving fee to board the Giant Stride is $64.95. For $64.95, we all get to take a 4 hour, 2 tank, dive excursion to wondrous dive sites across Lake Travis!! These dive sites are only accessible by boat so the dive fee is well worth it!!! Please come join us!
Dinner: After the conclusion of our Giant Stride morning and afternoon dive we can all go eat dinner. I have heard the Austin area has some mediocre restaurants. Location TBD and suggestions are appreciated.
Where to stay: Hotels range from $100 to $200 per night. You can also check out the B&B and AirBnb. Or go primitive and camp at https://windypointpark.com/camp-picnic/ and possibly dive there.