Huntsville Blue Lagoon Dive Site Among Houston Area’s Best Summer Swimming Spots

About an hour north of Houston, nestled in a pine-lined enclave, is the Huntsville Blue Lagoon.

The old limestone quarry has crystal clear water fed by a spring that seems almost artificial. The swimming hole is more reminiscent of Caribbean waters than the cloudy waves of Galveston.

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While countless visitors try to bathe there, many are turned away. The lagoon is limited to a certain number of guests, so you’ll want to plan for a save option or consider visiting during the week.

Swimmers usually have to wait until divers have their time in the lagoon first. Diving lessons for the 30-foot-deep pool are run by Texan Scuba, which offers courses throughout the week. This company also has a sister business at a more popular dive site, Cozumel. Botanic Garden, Coming In 2020, Will Celebrate Houston’s Biodiversity

“We are here not only to train divers, but also to provide facilities for other dive instructors to train students and have a place where certified divers can practice their diving skills,” according to their site. . “As a dive center, we need to limit the hours that non-divers are allowed to enter.”

To register, diving students must be at least 18 years old or accompanied by a parent or instructor. Choosing a weekday lesson might better guarantee a defined swimming time. Rates for divers are $ 20 per person or $ 22 for non-divers 10 years and older.

For those more interested in a leisurely visit, without snorkel gear, there are camping sites and small picnic areas around the perimeter of the lagoon.

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