Flower Garden Banks 2017 Group Trips
Thursday & Friday July 27 & 28
Saturday & Sunday October 7 & 8
Remember all trips leave the evening before at 7:30 PM
Other Dates available!! Please call 855 OTA-DIVE (855 682-3483) and ask for Jeanne (like "Genie" in a bottle, if you ask for Jea Anne we might think you are a telemarketer!) to get all the details.
Picture yourself over 100 miles from land, in the middle of the Gulf of Mexico. Here, in the midst of the unpredictable Gulf, lie three of the most beautiful and wild places in all the world: The Flower Garden Banks. The sanctuary actually protects three separate areas: East Flower Garden Bank, West Flower Garden Bank, and Stetson Bank. The reef caps at East and West Flower Garden Banks are about 13 miles apart, while Stetson Bank lies about 30 miles to the northwest of West Flower Garden Bank. Manta rays, whale sharks, coral heads bigger than cars, hundreds of species of fish and invertebrates… This place teems with life!
The Flower Garden Banks were discovered by snapper and grouper fishermen in the late 1800’s. They named the banks after the brightly colored sponges, plants, and other marine life they could see on the colorful reefs below their boats.
Today the Flower Garden Banks is
2 nights 2 days aboard the MV Fling: We board the boat at 8pm the night before our trip
Up to 7 dives including a night dive (conditions & weather permitting)
3 meals plus snacks each day
tanks & air/Nitrox fills (depending on your package)
Transportation to Freeport, TX
Weights (if you book one of the dates above, we will supply weights)
Surface marker Buoy
Lights for the night dive