May 1 (Wednesday), 6:30 – MDT Meeting: Diving the Cenotes in Mexico

MOVE MEETING UP A WEEK!  THIS IS A NEW DATE!

Come join our dive team for a meeting about diving the Cenotes in Mexico!  Cenotes are sinkholes that form when limestone collapses and leaves a hole (many times with gorgeous turquoise-colored water) in the earth.  These beautiful pools of water can be open or covered and are fascinating to explore! The Yucatan Peninsula houses over 6,000 cenotes – many of which were used by the Mayans as water sources or for sacrificial offerings – so it’s a history lesson and adventure all in one!  Dos Ojos and Cenote Calavera (aka Temple of Doom) in Tulum are some of the most popular dive sites, but you can also snorkel in the water or just explore many of the caves on foot.

 

Jul 20-21 (Sat-Sun) – Tubing the Guadalupe River

We are headed for the hills! Join MDT and beat the heat by tubing down the Guadalupe River.

We are meeting at Rockin R Tubing, 1405 Gruene Road New Braunfels at 1pm.

 The Rocking R Facilities  have large restrooms with room to change clothes (though no privacy) and a shower if you need a rinse.  There is a large parking lot with plenty of space; $10 parking fee which includes a $5 coupon for your tube.  Tube rental is about $15.  The “deposit” for the tube are keys and ID.  River entry is at the parking lot and the route ends at Cypress Bend Park where a Rocking R bus is on hand to drive us back to our cars.

Float time can range between 2-4 hours depending on river conditions.

If river flow gets above 950 cfs, it is closed for tubing and we will have a back up plan–TBA

Note:  Each person is responsible for their own tubing fees and any beverages they would like to drink.

**Bring plenty of sunscreen, water (in addition to any adult beverages) and foot protection for rocks**

It is highly recommended that you RSVP in advance for this event so we don’t tube without you!

Aug 14 (Wednesday), 6:30 – MDT Meeting – Spearfishing

Come and learn about Spearfishing in the Gulf of Mexico and Rig Diving with Bill Merritt.  For over 20 years he has been training divers in spearfishing techniques and is a pro at diving in and around the Rigs.  We will be offering specials on the SDI/TDI Spearfishing Course, Guns and Accessories.  We look forward to seeing you!

6:30pm for Social – food and drinks provided

7:00pm Meeting will start

@ Gigglin’ Marlin Dive and Swim, 4502 Almeda Rd, Houston, TX 77004

Sep 11 (Wednesday), 6:30 – MDT Meeting: Volunteering at Moody Gardens

Come learn about volunteering to dive at the Moody Gardens aquarium!  Moody Gardens, in Galveston, “relies on volunteers to support our staff and mission of providing an educational destination utilizing nature in the advancement of rehabilitation, conservation, recreation and research.”  One of their volunteer reps will be here to answer any questions you have about how to apply and all the cool things you get to do!