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2005: July 9-11...Texas Flower Gardens


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#31 WreckWench

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Posted 03 February 2005 - 12:50 PM

OH and BTW, I will be going on this one as well, either as a passenger or working, but I have made a promise to someone so more than likely, I will be a passenger. It will be hard doing so as I am a 'Take charge' kinda guy when it comes to the boats. :birthday:

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Posted 03 February 2005 - 01:01 PM

Well if the all omnipotent and master of the Flower Gardens ZD is going you can pretty much count me in.
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Posted 03 February 2005 - 01:17 PM

So...would those folks flying in be staying over somewhere on Monday night and flying out on Tuesday?
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Posted 03 February 2005 - 02:09 PM

So...would those folks flying in be staying over somewhere on Monday night and flying out on Tuesday?

Gar, they would have to stay the night Monday night as this is a 3 day trip July 9-11, 3 days of FABULOUS DIVING!!!. The last dive would be around 11 to 1 on Monday so flying out on Monday would be literally impossible and would have realistically fly out late afternoon on Tuesday.

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Posted 03 February 2005 - 02:12 PM

Yes it is a 3 day trip...dive Sat/Sun/Mon so you can fly on Friday and Tuesday.

And yes ZD...I will need you! :cool1: Ya know we can't do a trip to the Gardens that we don't need you to help with the trip!!! Silly bird....:usflag:

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Posted 03 February 2005 - 02:29 PM

Ok ZD...Well count me in....I guess we shall just need to find some digs for Monday night.....I smell another SD happy hour brewing!

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Posted 03 February 2005 - 02:32 PM

If all works out and I can join this trip, I would need a room for Monday too!!!

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Posted 03 February 2005 - 02:32 PM

Yep...I think we'll be doing a SD Happy Hour in Freeport right up until we board the boat and depart!!! And then of course it will just continue...sans the alcohal of course....this is serious diving and you DO NOT want to drink too much! -ww

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Posted 03 February 2005 - 02:33 PM

For those of you flying into Houston, DO NOT USE DOLLAR RENTAL CARS, they would not honor my online reservation and the car cost me more than the diving!
Once we get closer to the date some car pooling would be in order.
Here's a shot from under H571, I'd put more pictures in the Texas Flower Garden Gallery but there isn't one.

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Posted 03 February 2005 - 02:47 PM

Once we get closer to the date some car pooling would be in order.

I agree and couldn't have said it better!!! :cool1:


Here's a shot from under H571, I'd put more pictures in the Texas Flower Garden Gallery but there isn't one.


For now put them in this thread...we'll have a FG gallery soon and we'll post the link when we do! -ww

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Posted 03 February 2005 - 02:59 PM

The car pooling will not be a problem just so that we are all at the dock by no later than 8pm on July 9th (Friday). If there are those that fly into Bush International, please let us know as some of those flights into Bush have been known to be a LOT cheaper than Hobby.

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Posted 03 February 2005 - 03:06 PM

What I like about the Flower Garden trips is the variety, the east and west banks are like Florida, coral based but the fish coloring is different. Stetson Bank is like diving on a mountain ridge and the oil rigs are like big open wrecks covered with life.

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Posted 03 February 2005 - 04:19 PM

Thanks everyone for the information. Need to see the pricing and such. I also have tons of miles on Delta which is an option too. Once I commit (or get committed), I will figure out the best route.

Yes, if you did not notice, Delta does also fly into Hobby.
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Posted 03 February 2005 - 04:34 PM

Not to disagree with you Mitch0129, but if it were me coming from Arlington, I would come out 20 to 45S, take 45 all the way to The Woodlands (35 miles N of Houston), take the Toll Road to 635, stay in the right lane and take 59 South, then 288 S to Freeport.

Zen, I assume you are talking about getting on the Hardy Toll Road coming out of the Woodlands all the way to Loop 610, getting on Loop 610 heading east for about one mile, then getting on Hwy-59 to Hwy 288 S. You threw me off when you said 635. :teeth:

I did not think of that route, that would be a good one to take coming in from Dallas. I stand corrected!
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Posted 03 February 2005 - 04:43 PM

For those of you flying into Houston, DO NOT USE DOLLAR RENTAL CARS, they would not honor my online reservation and the car cost me more than the diving!
Once we get closer to the date some car pooling would be in order.

Not to mention that you will be paying almost as much in the taxes and fees as you are for the rental fee on the car. You see, Houston recently built THREE new major sports facilties and they have to pay for them somehow. :teeth:

I do think there were be enough local folks willing to give rides to anyone coming in so getting a rental car is not going to be necessary.
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