November 10 2021 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 10th 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.

Technical Diving Courses

October 13th 2021 Tech, Wreck, & Rebreather Diving

October 13th 2021

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

Underwater Pumpkin Carving Contest @ Blue Lagoon – October 23, 2021


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 10/23:
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 10/24:
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!

Sept 15th, 2021 Moody Gardens Volunteering Opportunities at the Marlin Dive Team Meeting

Wednesday September 15th

6:30 for social – drinks and food

7:00 Presentation starts

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!


June 2nd 2021 Scubability Program

Join us to find out more about Scubability and how you can help others.

About this Event

Have you wanted to take your dive experience to the next level?  Here’s your opportunity.

LifeWaters is a St.Louis based organization and program that is designed to help improve the lives of our Veterans, First Responders, and Civilians including those with mobility impairments. Lifewaters offers discover scuba and scuba certifications through Scuba Diving International (SDI) (Scubility Program) as part of recreational water therapy. Learn how you can be apart of this amazing organization.

Mixer starts at 6:30 with meeting starting at 7:00pm.


July 14th 2021 NOAA – Flower Gardens through the eyes of NOAA for Marlin Dive Team Meeting

Wednesday 7-14-21


Join us for our monthly dive club social and hear a presentation from Kelly Drinnen at NOAA. She will provide an interesting overview of our Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary. It will be great to hear her perspective and about NOAA initiatives related to this amazing resource right off our Texas coast. We will meet at Gigglin’ Marlin Dive & Swim at 6:30 and the presentation starts at 7pm.  If you are NOT a dive club member, no problem! It’s easy to join and you can do so at this event. See you there!


August 4th 2021 – Marlin Dive Team meeting – Spring Lake Presentation

Wednesday, August 4th, 2021

Spring Lake & Diver Authorization Program Presentation

Aquarena SpringsPlease join us for a special guest presentation about Spring Lake, San Marcos.  The presentation will cover this amazing, historic place where 200 springs bubble up to form one the world’s largest aquifer driven spring systems in the world.  Human history here stretches back 12,000 years making this possibly the longest continuously inhabited settlement in North America.  Crystal clear water along with lots of plant and fish life (including 8 threatened and endangered species) makes Spring Lake a vibrant place we should be proud of.  And, there’s a program that allows divers like us to get involved … Spring Lake Diver Authorization Course! Come hear all about it … and then later on this year we have a weekend planned to do this program.

We will be meeting at Gigglin’ Marlin at 4502 Almeda Rd., Houston, TX 77004 at 6:30pm for this event. Hope to see you there!