October 22-23, 2022 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 10/22:
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 10/23:
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 TBD Moody Gardens Volunteering Opportunities at the Marlin Dive Team Meeting

September

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!

 

October – Marlin Dive Team Meeting – Wreck & Tech Diving

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

7pm – Speaker

Come listen to Don Labbruzzo from Cozumel, Mexico talk about Technical Diving and an exciting Wreck Diving!

He will discuss Intro to Technical diving, diving with doubles, diving deeper with Advanced Nitrox, Deco Procedures and Extended Range Diving. as well as Trimix Diving and Rebreather Diving.

We will offer a Try Rebreather Clinic in the pool on an upcoming Saturday!

August TBD- Marlin Dive Team Meeting NOAA – Flower Gardens through the eyes of NOAA

 

 

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!

 

July 16th – Marlin Dive Team – Scuba Olympics & Movie Night

MDT’s Annual Scuba Olympics is coming, Saturday, July 16.   We will have some fun (and funny) Olympic activities and competitions.  All divers eligible.   PLEASE REGISTER so we know how much to bring. You will be responsible for paying your own entrance fee to Blue Lagoon. Come on out, have some fun, and support your dive club.