Scuba Dive Balmorhea State Park
Texas › Balmorhea Lake and Balmorhea State Park
Added by Lauren Bonczek
Oasis in the middle of nowhere, Texas. This natural spring is 72 degrees year round!
Texas has a wonderful state park system, and Balmorhea State Park in West Texas is no exception. Located a few hours southeast of El Paso, Balmorhea boasts a large natural spring with views of the Davis Mountains. Stay in the cabins or camp on location. This is a great place for year round scuba diving and swimming (if you're really motivated!) where the water is consistently 72 degrees. Divers will see a variety of fish, and a rather feisty turtle. Entry is free for State Park Pass holders, and is otherwise $7. Pool hours are 8am-7:30pm. Check it out!
- Scuba Gear (if you're diving)
- Scuba certification (they mark your cert number)
- Swim suit
- Waterproof Camera
Chillin, Diving, Photography, Swimming
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Middle of nowhere oasis!
My husband and I lived in TX for a while and found this little gem when we caught the diving bug in January. It was actually snowing outside, but we were nice and toasty as soon as we jumped in the spring-fed pool. There were a ton of fish and it was a great spot to practice some skill sessions. They also have a camp ground which was convenient.
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