Athens Scuba Park Outing
Mark Stonebridge/Gena Natho-Richerson
August 18–19
Come join Mark Stonebridge and other members of the Diving Rebels Scuba Club at Athens Scuba Park (500 N. Murchison St., Athens, TX 75751) on August 18–19 for a weekend of food; fun; fellowship; and, of course, diving. Mark will be coordinating the outing this year, and he is planning on diving and staying Saturday night!
He also plans to have some games to play and some music to enjoy. Whether or not we’re going to have a meal share has yet to be decided, but the scuba park is right in town, so there are lots of places to get a meal.
If you’ve never been to Athens, the town is about 1½ hours southeast of Dallas, and Athens Scuba Park is about a mile from the downtown square. Unfortunately, because of the water’s pH level, you won’t see fish, but the park’s owner, Calvin Wilcher, has sunk numerous wrecks to dive on over the years, so there’s a lot to explore.
There are numerous places to camp at the park, and electrical hook-ups are available for RVs (if you need one, you can reserve a spot online at or by phone at [903] 675-5762). The park also has bathroom and shower facilities.
The entry fee for diving is $20.00, and divers must have their C-cards. The fee for Friday or Saturday camping or night diving is $5.00, and electrical hook-ups for RVs cost $25.00. You can get an air fill for $10.00. For more information about Athens Scuba Park, check out their website at
A sign-up sheet for the outing will be available at the August 1 membership meeting, and we’ll be discussing the event in more detail then. Even if you can’t attend the meeting, make plans to come out and join us at Athens Scuba Park for our fun August outing. We’ll be looking for you!!