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!

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER