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NEWS & EVENTS

Welcome to the news update section for scuba gear and training!
Here, you can stay up-to-date with all the latest information about upcoming trips, classes, and an interactive calendar.
We offer a variety of trips and courses for both beginner and advanced divers.
Check back often to stay informed about all of our upcoming events.
 
UPCOMING EVENTS:
 
Upcoming Pool Dates at COM: 

June 5th & 19th

*These are fun nights for all certified divers to come blow bubbles or brush up on your skills! We will open the doors at 7:00PM so that everyone can get their equipment set up before we enter the water at 7:30! The pool is available for bubble time from 7:30PM – 9:30PM. Rental equipment and tanks for the pool are available, just call or text to let us know what you will need ahead of time! Pool time is $20 per diver, pool time plus a tank is $25 per diver, and pool time with any equipment rental will be $35 per diver.  

Upcoming Dates at Balmorhea: 
 
June 22nd & 23rd

*If you’re interested in going, you will be responsible for purchasing your park entry ticket online beforehand (tickets go on sale 1 month in advance and warmer months tend to fill up quickly!). You will also be responsible for purchasing your dive ticket upon arrival. Please remember to take your Certification Card for verification for the park and to sign in under Desert Reef Outfitters as a diver. We will be there from 8:00AM - 3:00PM on Saturday and 8:00AM – 12:00PM on Sunday. We normally throw in simple sandwich stuff and a case of water so if you want anything more, please bring it with you. We will be staying Saturday night in Balmorhea at El Oso Flojo. For those that decide to stay overnight as well, we would love to meet you for dinner at Joe’s at 6:00PM.
Rentals are as follows: tank rental for the day with top off is $35 per day and any rental gear including tank rental and top off is $45 per day. If weights are needed, rental for the day is $5. Please call or text to let us know what all you will need!

 

Upcoming Dates at Blue Hole in Santa Rosa, NM:  

June 8th

While our pros tackle the deep dive challenge, everyone is invited to splash in for a swim or dive. Don't forget your gear - swing by the shop for rentals before we hit the road because we will not be taking the gear trailer on this trip. Nestled in New Mexico's desert, the Blue Hole is a crystal-clear oasis perfect for a refreshing dip. This natural wonder, situated between Albuquerque and Amarillo, boasts spring-fed blue waters at a comfy 16°C (61°F) all year round. Upon arrival, be sure to check in with the park and pay your dive fees. There is also a dive shop on site!

It's going to be a splashing good time! 
We will be staying at the Hampton Inn in Santa Rosa, NM for those that are wanting to get a room at the same place.

We will all try to meet up to enjoy dinner together Friday evening so please let us know if you will be joining us!! 
See you all there!


FIJI DIVE TRIP
JULY 13-23
TRIP IS CLOSED


DIVE VALHALLA 
SEPTEMBER 6TH – SEPTEMBER 8TH 
We had so much fun last year that we were asked to do the trip again this year!!
*This trip is limited to 20 divers*
Come experience this unique dive with us at the Valhalla Missile Silo in Abilene, TX.  
 

$225.00 per person. This will include up to 5 tank dives over the span of Friday at 12:00 PM to Sunday at 12:00 PM. Rental equipment will be available for the weekend for $50. All tanks are included.

*Deposit for $150 is due at sign up to secure your spot*


*This trip is for Advanced Certified Divers only. There is time to obtain your Advanced Certification before this trip. Be advised that ALL your equipment, including tanks, will have to be physically transported from the surface to the staging level by you. Full gear will typically be worn from the staging level to the platform and down the suspended stairway. Divers with heavier equipment will want to seriously consider this climb during equipment selection. There are approximately 75 stairs from the surface to the platform. The descent from the staging area is a walk down a suspended (moving) stairway and gangway to the floating platform 30’ below.


The property has given us a list of the suggested equipment you will want/need

~Drysuit or heavy wetsuit (7 or 5/7 mil)

*We have limited sizes of 7 mil wetsuits for rent 

~Hood

~Gloves

~Primary & backup lights


Surface Camping:

There is no charge for camping in tents, campers, or RV’s. Valhalla has a certain way they like things set up so please let us know in advance if you plan to camp or take an RV. During the warmer months, they have a bath house available for use by all parties that has a solar shower. Campers may also use the main deck facilities located on the bottom floor of the LCC. For full hookups you can go to Abilene State Park which is about a 15-minute drive away.


Underground Sleeping Facilities:  Add $100 if you choose this option.

Valhalla has the option to sleep underground in the silo. They have 6 queen sized beds, with linens and pillows. Due to the size of the area, we cannot bring in any additional mattresses. Please understand that this is military barracks-style accommodations, but with privacy curtains, it’s not the Hilton. 😉


Property Rules:

  1. NOBODY (diver, non-diver, doesn’t matter) allowed on property without COMPLETED and SIGNED Dive Valhalla Waivers.

  2. ABSOLUTELY NO ANIMALS – No exceptions.

  3. NO CHILDREN (<18) who are not diving the site. 

Violators will be immediately removed from the property.

 

*Specialty Courses will be offered on this trip at a reduced rate of $150.00 each. Specialties offered will include Deep Dive, Night Dive, Altitude Dive, and Wreck Dive.

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