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!!

What are people saying about the Diving Rebels?

"We had a nice time at the meeting Wednesday night! I have never been at a scuba meeting that large before. Thanks for the warm and friendly reception everyone." Darrel

"Just got back from diving at San Marcos, what great fun...Man I love my Diving Rebels!" Greg

"Very welcoming!" Nikki       

"Great folks, glad to be a part of them."  Hendrick

“Because fun is contagious and you too can be infected! You will not find a crazier and entertaining group of people. We are just plain FUN. ”  Kelly

"Family" Connie      

"Great People" Bill

“ Awesome people! Thank you for the hospitality! ”  Sarah

“ Great club glad I joined ” Alan

“ It's a great group of friendly people, willing to help you bring up your skill level. ” Gail

“ If you are looking for a dive group that is down to business with a friendly atmosphere whether you’re a beginner or experienced diver and your young or an old timer then this group would be for you. ” Gerald

“If you want to make some new dive buddies then this is the group for you. The are very friendly and have a good number of activities going on.” Brittany