Nov 18 at 6:30pm- Zoo Presentation at Marlin Dive Team Meeting

Join us at at Gigglin’ Marlin for our Houston Zoo Presentation from the professionals that work in the Aquarium and Sealion Exhibit!

November 18th at 630pm

Animal Facts on Sealions
Scientific Name: Zalophus californianus
Range: West coast of North America
Location in the Zoo: The sea lion habitat is near the front entrance of the zoo.
Cool Animal Fact: Sea lions can slow their heart rate to stay submerged for 15-20 minutes.

Friday, October 30th – Halloween Costume Party at 6pm

Come join us for a spooktacular event at GMD!  We’re hosting a Halloween Costume Party for kids ages 5-9 (though ALL ages are welcome!).

But this is not JUST a costume party – we’ll also have fun events like Diving for Mermaid Treasure and Swimming for Pirate Loot – so bring your bathing suits!

If you don’t want to splash around we’ll still have plenty of arts and crafts for you to do including making pearl necklaces and eye patches!  We’ll also be showing “Finding Dory!”

Drinks and snacks are included – including drinking out of fishbowls!

$35 per child

Sibling Discount! $5 for each additional sibling!

Dec 3 (Thursday), 6:00p – MDT & GMD Holiday Party & Photo Contest

Gigglin’ Marlin & Marlin Dive Team Holiday Party

La Grange Restaurant, 2517 Ralph, Houston, TX 77006 

La Grange is a casual patio bar with craft beer and cocktails and costal Mexican food in the heart of Montrose, off Westheimer.

This party is open to all clients, friends and staff!  Come enjoy the holiday season!

Bring a toy or a $10 donation to assist with children’s Christmas gifts.

We will have amazing raffle items that will be given away this evening!  Don’t miss out!  Ticket prices are $5-$20 each.


Technical Diving Courses

Oct 21 (Wed), 6:30 – MDT Meeting: Tech, Wreck, & Rebreather Diving

Join us for an exciting evening of Technical Talk with Bill & Tonya!  Have you wanted to take your dive experience to the next level?  Doubles, Stages and Decompression Diving! Here’s your opportunity to ask all those questions about how to do it.  Whether to master a new skill or to learn about what it takes to work in the field, you can’t miss this!  From Intro to Tech, Sidemount to Rebreather Diving!

Come and see and meet a new dive buddy!

6:30 pm – Meet at the Dive Shop for snacks and drinks

7pm – Speakers

Oct 24-25 (Sat-Sun), Underwater Pumpkin Carving Contest @ Blue Lagoon


Don’t Miss This! The weather is cooling off, diving conditions are great, and it’s time to celebrate Fall with our Annual Pumpkin Carving Contest and Campout at Blue Lagoon. Activities include diving, camping, swimming, games, fun around the campfire (including s’mores!), and of course UNDERWATER PUMPKIN CARVING!

Bring your own pumpkin, carving tools, decorative ideas, your camping gear, food/drinks, and dive gear. Carving must take place at Blue Lagoon (no pre-carving before you arrive). Don’t miss the night dive Saturday night to judge all the Carved Pumpkins displayed underwater!!!

In addition to the pumpkin carving contest, this will be a great opportunity to work on your your continued education.  We will be offering Advanced Open Water (except Deep), and speciality courses like Night, Wreck, Search & Recovery, Peak Performance Buoyancy, and Navigation.  If you are interested in any PADI continuing education classes, contact the dive shop at (281) 445-3483 (DIVE) for details, including costs and necessary books.  Be sure to schedule ahead of time to help us plan dive schedules appropriately.

** You will need to pay Blue Lagoon park entrance fee upon arrival.  Blue Lagoon does not allow dogs, canoes, or boats.

Call the shop to reserve tanks. MDT will provide dinner Saturday evening!

If you don’t wish to camp you can come for just the day. No problem. 

Saturday 10/24:
1pm – 2pm Arrive and prep your pumpkins on land

2pm – 4:30pm Carve your pumpkins underwater and secure to platform

5pm – 6pm Dinner is served (Hot Dogs)

7pm – Night Dive and judging

Gigglin Campfire (please bring firewood if you have some!)

Sunday morning 10/25:
Fun Dive in the morning optional, plan your dive with your buddy anytime that morning.

Break camp and head back to Houston.

For more info about the Marlin Dive Team and videos of previous underwater pumpkin carvings click here!

Lifewaters – Join LifeWaters for a Discover Scuba!

LifeWaters Scuba program is designed to help improve the lives of our disabled Veterans by offering discover scuba and scuba certifications through Scuba Diving International (SDI) (Scubility Program) as part of recreational water therapy. The program is run by dedicated staff volunteers to include SCI therapists, doctors, nurses, veterans and civilians who are passionate about helping any disabled veteran learn scuba diving.

LifeWaters offers different services depending on your needs, desires, and skill level. We believe everyone can experience the beauty, serenity, and joy that diving can provide. Whether that is through our amputee scuba diving, disabled veteran scuba diving, or other scuba diving programs. We have the experience and passion help you succeed!

Please contact Tonya at 281-445-3483 or if you would like to sign up!

If you are interested in becoming a Scubility Buddy to assist divers with disabilities, we offer this course also.

NEXT BUDDY COURSE for 2020:  in April and May

NEXT SCUBILITY DISCOVER SCUBA:  Coming Soon in the Summer!