Sat, Apr 15th -Tall Ships Festival

Sat, Apr 15th -Tall Ships Festival

About this event

The Dive Team event this month will be a day trip to sunny Galveston to check out the Tall Ships Festival!

The 2023 Tall Ships® Galveston festival hosts tours of participating ships, numerous special events, sail-away excursions, music, food, and fun in a family-friendly format. Galveston Island serves as one of three ports for the TALL SHIPS CHALLENGE® Gulf Coast 2023 Series, which features a fleet of ships traveling across the Gulf of Mexico as they visit other participating cities.

Marlin Dive Team will meet at the Texas Seaport Museum about 10:00am. You must purchase your own tickets (ideally do this in advance so you have tickets in hand!). Also, please RSVP so we know who to look for the day of the event!

Tickets for Festival and OnBoard Ship tours are $25 each for Adults and $15 for Youth. The link to purchase tickets as well as learn about the event is here:

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Sat, Mar 25th – Trash Bash – 8am

Sat, Mar 25th – Trash Bash

Join us to help clean our local rivers, lakes, bayous and bay! Trash Bash is the largest single day waterway cleanup in Texas. MDT will be helping clean up the Bay Area.

Trash Bash is a half day event. Most sites begin at 8am and end by 1pm. For more information about the event:

All person’s volunteering will need to fill out a Waiver Form. Upon RSVP, event lead will contact you with more details.

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October 2023 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. Marlin Dive Team will provide dinner Saturday evening!

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

Saturday :
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 :
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!